Heat’s Josh Richardson Throws His Shoe Vs. Lakers, Earns Absurd Ejection

Like NBA referees, Austin Powers probably would frown upon Josh Richardson’s antics.

The Miami Heat Guard was ejected from his team’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday after he threw one of his shoes into the crowd at American Airlines Arena. Richardson’s shoe fell off in the fourth quarter during a missed dunk attempt, on which he believed referees missed a foul on him. As he simultaneously was trying to untie the laces and argue his case to officials, frustration seemed to overcome his good sense.

A referee called a technical foul against Richardson and ejected him. He scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists. Richardson’s stats and behavior contrast with the 51 points Lakers superstar LeBron James scored, while wearing both shoes, in his team’s 113-97 win over the Heat.

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