Kobe Expects NBA to Rescind 14th Technical
Kobe Bryant said he expects the NBA to rescind the technical foul that referee Joey Crawford called on him for arguing a non-call near the end of the first half of Monday night’s 119-108 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
It was Bryant’s league-leading 14th technical foul of the season. A player is suspended for one game upon picking up a 16th technical. After that, the suspensions come after every subsequent technical foul (18, 20, etc.).
“That [technical] will be rescinded,” Bryant said after the game. “Joey didn’t know what was going on with that. Me and the [other] ref, were just having a civil conversation. He [Crawford] kind of jumped the gun.”