After Amir Johnson was tossed from a game against the Portland Trail Blazers a few nights back, it got me thinking about some of the league's weirdest ejections.
Johnson was run from the game against the Trail Blazers for trying to wrestle the ball away from the referee, which earned him a technical, and then tossing his mouthpiece at him and nailing him right in the back, which earned him an ejection.
It was strange, to say the least.
At least two or three times a year, we get to see something go down between a player and an official that would only happen in the NBA. They don't shout at each other's faces like in baseball; rather, it's a bit stranger.
Players and referees are on a personal level in the NBA. There aren't helmets and huge fields separating them, so there's a lot of interaction between the two parties, and sometimes, things get heated.
That's when things get interesting.
I'm sure there are a lot of strange ejections living in the past that we have no knowledge of because of poor record-keeping or more lenient rules, but these days, we've got a lot on video, which is definitely a plus.