MIAMI — Miami’s Josh Richardson misplaced his mood after which his shoe, because the Heat guard flung his sneaker into the stands in disgust earlier than being ejected from Sunday’s 113-97 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
With 6:31 remaining within the fourth quarter, Richardson hit the ground beneath the Heat basket. His shoe had come off, and he appeared upset underneath the basket.
As play resumed down the court docket, Richardson misplaced his cool. When Miami coach Erik Spoelstra motioned for Richardson to head to the bench, Richardson flung his shoe into the stands. Officers whistled Richardson for a technical earlier than ejecting him from the sport. It was Richardson’s first profession ejection, in accordance to ESPN Stats & Information.
Seconds later, Spoelstra was given a technical foul by officers as nicely. The Lakers led by as a lot as 21 earlier within the sport. When Richardson was ejected, the Lakers led by 13. Richardson left with 17 factors, six rebounds and 5 private fouls.