If you haven't noticed, the NBA has been quite chippy as of late, regardless of which teams are playing. So much so that the LAPD had to be called last week after the Clippers-Rockets game.
On Monday, tensions were once again high, this time in a game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Washington Wizards. During the Mavericks 98-75 drubbing of Washington, Wizards guard John Wall and Mavs guard J.J. Barea had an on-court confrontation in the fourth quarter that led to a war of words in the postgame, with Wall calling Barea a "little midget trying to get mad" and Barea responding by saying that none of Wall's teammates like him.
But that was nothing compared to what happened between Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and his own player. Wait, what?
That's right, backup center Salah Mejri was called for a loose ball foul late in the third quarter, a call he questioned the referees over, which earned him a technical foul. Mejri, who had just two points on the night, wasn't done arguing the call though, and was subsequently ejected because of it. As he left the court the jawing continued, this time with Carlisle, who absolutely owned his big man:
"You have two f--ing points, get the f-- outta here," would be a great roast from a fan, let alone your head coach. Rough night for Mejri, who was unable to eclipse his 3.4 points per game average due to having just two points when he was ejected.