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DeMar DeRozan Kicks Ball from Ref in Protest Over Missed Foul Call

TORONTO, CANADA - March 16: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors dribbles the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the game on March 16, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Dan FavaleFeatured Columnist IVNovember 29, 2016

DeMar DeRozan should try his luck at soccer or maybe even hacky sack.

Midway through the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Phoenix Suns, the Toronto Raptors shooting guard was visibly irritated following a no-call. In protest of the referees refusing to blow their whistles, DeRozan did the most sensible thing he could; he played keep away with the basketball, using only his foot.

On a scale of Rasheed Wallace yelling "Ball don't lie" to Rajon Rondo throwing the ball at a referee, this falls somewhere in the middle.

Next time, though, DeRozan should get his whistle's worth. This was barely a kick; it was more of a tap.

If you're going to get a technical, send it into the stands. Or at the very least, kick it like you mean it.

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