The NBA has the discretion to go back and look at games to rescind techincal fouls, overturn flagrants or even assess penalties that were missed in games. After getting his 14th technical in a loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, JohnWall was exasperated about the call that went against him in the third quarter.
Wall was hit with another at the four-minute mark after he was fouled by Frank Kaminsky on a drive. He went to the line a game-high 11 times, but both players were given double technicals for jawing at each other.
According to Wall, what he said didn't warrant the whistle.
"I'm just tired of these BS technical fouls that I'm getting," said Wall, who is allowed one more technical until he has to serve an automatic one-game suspension if he gets to 16. "Not really too much was said. (I) see guys cussing refs out, taking the ball from refs not getting technical fouls. They need to stop playing favoritism to certain players. If you give techs out be consistent both ways with it."
Those comments alone could fetch Wall an additional fine for criticizing game officials, but the NBA isn't as aggressive at doing that under commissioner Adam Silver as it was under David Stern who drew a hard and fast line on these kind of matters.
Wall is tied with Russell Westbrook for the second-most technical fouls this season. DeMarcus Cousins has an NBA-high 18.
Coach Scott Brooks is optimistic that the NBA will rescind the call on review. The Wizards have 13 games left in the regular season and do not carry over to the playoffs.
"I don’t know about this last one. I’m sure the referees felt that they have to control the game because it was getting physical," Brooks said. "I’m sure that one will be wiped away once they look at it."
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