Hawks wing DeAndre’ Bembry got a weak taunting ejection earlier this season.
What goes around comes around.
Devin Booker drove past Bembry, dunked, turned himself around on the rim and stared at Bembry late in the Hawks’ win over the Suns’ last night. Booker received a technical foul. Because he and Bembry had double techs earlier in the game, Booker got ejected.
Atlanta had the game nearly sealed by that point, so this won’t cause too much outrage. But it seems the NBA is cracking down on taunting. That’s not fun. And it’s only a matter of time until the enforcement costs a team a key player like Booker while a game is still competitive. That’ll be even less fun.
Anyone who can drive and dunk like Booker did on this play should get some leeway to enjoy it.