Warriors' David West Gets Technical Foul While Riding Bike in Tunnel vs. Spurs

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 31: David West #3 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on March 31, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. 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 Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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There have been a lot of technical fouls already in the NBA playoffs, but it's rare for one to be assessed to a player who is nowhere near the court.

That is what happened to David West in Sunday's game against the San Antonio Spurs, as the Golden State Warriors forward was called for a technical foul while riding an exercise bike in the tunnel to the locker room at AT&T Center.

West was on the bench when JaVale McGee was whistled for a charge in the third quarter. He ran into the tunnel to warm up and was called for a technical. As Bleacher Report's Dan Favale noted, the technical was issued essentially because West left the bench.

The 37-year-old is no stranger to arguments with referees, having earned 75 regular-season technical fouls in his career and 16 in the postseason entering Sunday. This, however, might have been the most bizarre.

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