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Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant was ejected from the team’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night with 43 seconds left in the second quarter after picking up his second technical of the night. It’s unclear exactly why Morant received the second technical, but from the reaction of the All-Star guard, as well as his teammates and head coach Taylor Jenkins, they certainly felt it was unwarranted.

While the Thunder’s Eugene Omoru was shooting free throws, you could see Morant talking to someone off the court while the referee stood by him. Shortly after, the official called the Grizzlies star for his second technical, which results in an automatic ejection.

Morant was shocked after the second technical as several of his teammates pleaded with the officials that he was talking to a fan on the court rather than the referee. Shortly after Morant’s dismissal, Dillon Brooks also received a tech. Morant received a technical just a minute before his second for arguing with the referee about not making the call.

This is the second time Morant has been kicked out in recent weeks. participated in the competition on November 30 for the last time In a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he argued with a referee, he was automatically ejected without a technical. Morant was fined $35,000 by the league for inappropriate language toward an umpire that led to his ejection. The two tackles on Saturday night bring Morant’s total to seven on the season, fourth in the league, just behind Brooks, who now has eight.


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