You can’t give a referee a vulgar technique, but the NBA can cause that referrer to miss a game.
According to Dinwiddie, the Brothers uttered the insult after whistling at the guard for a technical foul during the November 4 game.
Dinwiddie said the technical infraction was a round of applause. After the game, he told the media:
“I apologize to Tony Brothers for what seemed to make him angry, it was a clapping. I think he thought it was disrespectful. If you watch the games, you’ll see that I clap. to get the attention of teammates, things of that nature, so it’s nothing personal.”
He continued, “As a man, first of all I want to say sorry. And second, not only do I want my money back.”
A technical foul in the NBA will result in a $2,000 fine.
Dinwiddie concluded with another plea for financial redress, “NBA, I definitely want my money back and I wouldn’t appreciate a thing for this monologue.”
Brothers, a 27-year NBA game official, served a one-game (paid) suspension.
The brothers must be glad he didn’t get scammed out of some money, but let’s hope he doesn’t welcome the news. Someone might get it wrong that way.