If there’s any one player that can point to how officiating has changed in the NBA this season, it’s Kevin Durant. The Golden State Warriors star had just one career ejection heading into the 2017-18 season, but Tuesday marked his fourth ejection of the season and his 10th technical foul in the same period.
Durant has been caught up in the testy atmosphere that’s plagued the NBA this year, and a number of NBA stars have been critical of officials at times. But after the game on Tuesday night, Durant was extremely harsh on officiating in the NBA.
Durant was especially critical of official James Williams, who he accused of being “in his feelings” and subsequently targeting him for his second and ejecting technical foul late in Tuesday’s win against the New York Knicks.