Apparently, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown isn't yet feeling the holiday spirit:
Mike Brown just went ham on ref Monty McCutchen and got tossed. Had to be held back. Rarely see a coach go that hard at ref. Wow.— Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) December 15, 2013
Well, that or he thought the refs calling the Cavs-Miami Heat game were getting a little too generous for South Beach's finest:
@haralabob Brown thought his guy got fouled on a fastbreak, had a meltdown screaming at the refs, got ejected. Never seen him so emotional— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) December 15, 2013
Then again, maybe the coach—along with the rest of us—couldn't believe what he had just seen:
To understand Mike Brown's ire, again, try to comprehend: Shane Battier with the chase down block in transition. In 2013.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) December 15, 2013
Last theory: This was the unrelenting realization that he no longer has best-player-on-the-planet LeBron James on his roster. King James had 15 points, five boards, three dimes and three steals to help build Miami's 68-52 halftime lead.