First, he wants the NBA to take some of Cody Zeller‘s.
The Heat center didn’t like his second foul in yesterday’s Game 2 win over the Hornets.
Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post:
As usual, I’m hesitant to assign intent.
Should Whiteside have been called for a foul? No. Did Zeller staggering back contribute to the whistle being blown? Yes.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean Zeller intentionally staged his reaction to draw a foul. Not everyone has perfect body control at all times. Isn’t it also possible Zeller, having his run forward interrupted by a large man, just lost his balance?
I lean toward believing Zeller flopped, but I’m not certain enough to call for a fine. Then again, I’m rarely certain a flopping fine is warranted, and the NBA issues plenty anyway.