As the Charlotte Hornets took on the Philadelphia 76ers in North Carolina, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist found his way to the lane among Philly’s big men during a play late in the second quarter. Kidd-Gilchrist got bumped pretty hard on the drive by Robert Covington, who blocked Kidd-Gilchrist’s attempt with 3:59 on the clock.
Covington’s follow through on his block led him to topple over Kidd-Gilchrist, who found himself laying on the floor as the play continued on around him. Charlotte got another shot up, but while that was going on Kidd-Gilchrist walked over to the baseline official, yelling at him presumably for missing what he felt was an obvious foul.
The official gave Kidd-Gilchrist a quick technical foul, and as the Hornets player followed that referee back toward the middle of the floor, a second official gave Kidd-Gilchrist his final tech.
It’s hard to tell from this angle whether Kidd-Gilchrist had a legitimate complaint. We’ll certainly be waiting for the pool report with the referees, who no doubt will shed light on whether Kidd-Gilchrist said some magic words.