We have a ref show in Portland!

Miami Heat point guard Kyle Lowry was ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers after receiving a second technical foul- for a ridiculous reason.

During a pause in play, Lowry simply tossed the basketball — underhanded — to referee Matt Kallio. The rookie ref then gave Lowry a technical foul, resulting in an automatic ejection.

The league owes Lowry and the Heat an apology and needs to do a much more serious job of disciplining — and in the case of rookies, at least *teaching* — officials for this nonsense. Have thicker skin and let the players play the game.

Fans aren’t spending hundreds of dollars for tickets and NBA League Pass to watch officiating.

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