Think DeMar DeRozan was frustrated at the end of this one? As the San Antonio Spurs were nearing the ending stages of getting rolled by the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 Saturday, DDR had officially had enough of referee Scott Foster and decided to hurl the basketball right at him. Unsurprisingly, the Spurs star earned an ejection.
DeMar DeRozan ejected after throwing fastball at ref Scott Foster pic.twitter.com/B6iPUiowjN— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 20, 2019
DeRozan put up 19 points, five rebounds, and five assists in the game, but it wasn't enough to combat the depth of Denver.
Of course, it just had to be Scott Foster who ejected him. Foster is notorious in NBA circles for being one of the worst and most-disliked refs in the game, effectively making him the Joe West of basketball.
The pro-Foster crowd will claim that he had to eject DeRozan for his blatant petulance, while those used to rooting against him will claim he is unnecessarily inserting himself into the game, one of the major complaints players have about him.
The game was probably over anyway, but Scott Foster had to insert himself into the story. It's always about him.— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) April 20, 2019
Tonight was an abject disaster for the Spurs. They just need to recalibrate and come back ready for Game 5 in this deadlocked series.