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Robin Lopez throws chair after getting ejected

Lopez, who eventually earned his seventh career ejection, was having any part of refs explanations or that defenseless folding chair.


Kahron Spearman


Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez doesn't appreciate chairs. 

Lopez was frustrated with the officials throughout first half Monday night against Sacramento. When he was called for a foul while making contact with Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein in attempting to deny a pass, he'd had just about enough of the zebras.

Lopez unloaded onto the refs, who promptly ejected him.

On the way out, he went MMA, rag-dolling a chair down the player exit.

(Asked if the chair he threw is OK) "I think so. It's metal."

The easily excitable Lopez would end his night with just two points on 1-of-5 shooting in 13 minutes of action - most of which was spent uselessly growling at the referees on foul-call disputes. 

The league office will definitely tax him extra racks off his hefty paycheck for his tantrum, and his seventh career ejection. He's making $13.7 million this season, so he's probably not going to feel it much.

SOU  RCES
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