This is why the NCAA banned dunking. Right here. Just watch this video and try to tell me that you don’t feel disgust burning in the pit of your stomach. Such barbarity I have never before seen on an NBA court.
Ben Simmons did receive one technical for hanging on the rim. That was great, and the correct call, but the refs had let this one get way out of hand way before then. Simmons should have received seven techs, one for each time he unleashed his crude fury on the rim. Did he not realize there were kids in attendance? Kids who are now asking their moms “Why did the bad man have to do that so many times?” while crying and mommy has no answer for them. What answer could they give? “Ben Simmons wanted to destroy the game of basketball forever”. That would be close to the truth, actually.
I’m done with the NBA for the time being. I’ll come back once they resume playing with class.