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by: Penn Collins On  Monday, March 16, 2015
Tags:  Basketball   Manu Ginobli   NBA   Ref   Spurs   Technical  

Manu Ginobili calls tech on ref

It would appear that Manu Ginobili doesn’t have much of a tolerance for misconduct. While the Spurs guard was lining up last night to shoot a free throw against the Timberwolves, referee Leroy Richardson tossed him the ball. However, Ginobili was looking down, so the ball gently bounced off his face. It’s almost hard to see if the ball hit him, but he reacts as though it did.

Rather than issue a warning, Manu Ginobili decided to go straight with the T. Since this is a GIF, we can’t see if Manu later ejected Richardson.

Here’s the GIF:

Manu Ginobli

A truly gruesome incident, folks. I’m just happy that everyone is ok, and hopefully Leroy Richardson will use this punishment to help him reflect on his actions.

In any event, Manu is still more lenient and rational than Joey Crawford.

Hat Tip – [Vice Sports]