It's impossible to deny Bobby Portis has quite the temper, but his ejection from Wednesday night's game was questionable, to say the least. After a timeout was called, Portis lightly threw the ball in the direction of Shabazz Napier, hitting the guard in the arm while players headed to the sideline. To the bewilderment of just about everyone in the building, the official deemed that an egregious act and tossed Portis from the game.
Napier tried to take a shot after the whistle was blown but Portis jumped up to reject the shot. After grabbing the ball, Portis threw what looked like a chest pass at Napier, who then complained to the refs.
Well, Napier got his way, and Portis was sent for an early shower. Even the commentators couldn't find the words to justify the Zach Zarba's harsh decision.
This ejection surely won't put an end to the notion that the NBA is getting soft.