Maybe that's why older generation players are calling today's NBA soft.
On Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder eked out a 101-100 road win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The close score wasn’t really the story of the game. Stealing the show was NBA referee Mousa Dagher, who seemed to be a little too trigger-happy in handing out technical fouls.
At the 4:25 mark of the second quarter, Leonard got T’d up by Dagher after the Clippers superstar asked the ref for an and-one. You know how Kawhi is, he isn’t one to show a lot of emotion. That’s why it was surprising that he got a tech right there and then.
To compound things, Dagher hit Leonard’s teammate Terance Mann with two technical fouls after the latter tried to plead the two-time NBA champion’s case. Mann of course, had to leave the game.
The replays show that Thunder swingman Aaron Wiggins had a bit too much contact with The Klaw's left arm on the play. Kawhi could have had a free throw if the foul was called. Considering the final score, the bonus could also have given the Clips a chance to win in overtime.
In conclusion, the NBA officials might be getting a little too sensitive with the technical fouls. In many instances, fans and players just had to voice out their frustrations over what they perceived to be ridiculous calls or non-calls. Maybe commissioner Adam Silver should address this before things get out of hand.