Ridiculous Ejection? Nene Ejected For Separating Dewayne Dedmon & James Harden
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In the latest episode of “The NBA is soft because that’s not worth an ejection,” Nene aka The Grey Beard of H-Town was ejected for basically separating two guys — James Harden and Dewayne Dedmon — who were just talking trash to each other at the end of the third quarter. Dedmon also got the boot before becoming a “dead mon” and it sort of sparked the Spurs; In the 4th quarter, the Spurs outscored the Rockets 32-30 and ended up only losing by 27!
I’m obviously joking about the spark but Coach Pop might actually want to play Dedmon more in this series, considering he looked like he actually cared about being out there and was 3 of 3 from the floor with 2 boards and a block in just seven minutes. The Spurs as a team shot just 36.9% and the six points by Dedmon was two more than what starters LaMarcus Aldridge and David Lee were able to put up and his single block was half of the teams’ total blocks.
Back to the ejection, I heard a few people say the ejection was warranted because Nene “grabbed Dedmon by the throat.” This is what you call a throat grab…
And this is for the UFC fans…