Every so often, when the stars, planets and moon align just right, the NBA transforms into a cranky neighbor. Jan. 2 was one such night, as George Karl got a technical foul while sitting down, O.J. Mayo went absolutely berserk after getting ejected in the first quarter, and the ending of the Pacers – Pistons transported fans and league watchers back to Nov. 19, 2004 when Metta World Peace was still Ron Artest.
George Karl Earns A Tech And Boogie’s Respect
All DeMarcus Cousins has ever wanted is a coach who will be in his corner, who will stand up for him no matter what. Essentially, he wants a friend who fulfills Mark Twain’s criteria: “The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.”
We’re not sure what Karl said, but since he got the tech from the bench, it must have been something the referee really didn’t like. Whatever he said, it was in defense of his team, and that’s what’s important to Boogie.