Kobe is hit with two technicals after arguing a foul should have been called while L.A. led Seattle by 31 points. What were your thoughts on he getting T’d? Sound-off in the comments!
ESPN: On another night, maybe Kobe Bryant bites his tongue and shrugs off what he believes was an undeserved technical foul.
Up 31 points late in the third quarter, Bryant’s ejection mattered little for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bryant scored 26 points, handed out 10 assists and got his first ejection of the season, in the Lakers 111-91 win over the SuperSonics on Sunday night, their season-high eight straight victory.
And his reward for such an efficient effort: watching the final 16 minutes from the locker room after getting tossed by Brian Forte.
“I’m disappointed, but I’m not going to comment on the official. I don’t want to get fined anymore,” Bryant said. “Watch the replay.”
While Bryant’s ejection became a secondary chapter, the main focus is the surging Lakers, who moved back on top of the Western Conference and now have their longest streak since winning 11 straight near the end of the 2003-04 season — the last time they reached the NBA Finals.