Austin Rivers Responds To His Bogus Ejection, NBA World Reacts

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  • Austin Rivers was ejected for supposedly throwing an elbow in Wednesday night’s game
  • Upon review, no contact was made, but the ejection still stood
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The Indiana Pacers hosted the Denver Nuggets in Wednesday night action.

The Nuggets are looking to continue moving up the NBA playoff standings while the Pacers’ season is all but through. Denver would up winning the high scoring affair, but they were forced to do it without the help of one key reserve.

Austin Rivers landed a technical foul after seemingly throwing an elbow to the chin of defender Lance Stephenson. The jab also resulted in an ejection.

But upon further review, Rivers never actually made contact with Stephenson. Though it was a nice piece of acting from the Indiana guard.

Of course, it’s not the first time Stephenson has been involved in this sort of thing. There was the infamous ear blowing incident with LeBron James. He was also called a ‘clown’ by JR Smith for his antics in a 2018 playoff game, which led to a LeBron ejection.

Now, he’s gotten another NBAer successfully kicked out of action. Rivers wasn’t happy with the bogus call, and most of the NBA world seems to agree.

Austin Rivers Responds To Ejection, NBA World Reacts

After the game, Rivers took to social media to blast officials about the ejection. He said he’s never been thrown out for something “more ridiculous” in his life.

The rest of the NBA agrees, and they were quick to post opinions on Twitter.

The poor officiating cost Rivers the second half of action. Luckily, it didn’t affect the outcome of the game. Denver sits in fifth place in the Western Conference with just five contests remaining.