WillDejounte Murraybe suspended by the NBA after his recent interaction with an NBA official named Gediminas Petraitis? As most NBA fans will be aware, the Atlanta Hawks are in the middle of a first-round matchup againstJayson Tatumand the Boston Celtics.
Although Boston was considered by many to be the favorite to win this series, it still surprised many NBA fans to find out that they put the Hawks in a 3-1 deficit after managing to win Game 4 in Atlanta.
Bad officiating and questionable foul calls have been the theme for the majority of this season. However, when they occurred in such a crucial game for Dejounte, which ended up in a loss, he decided to make his feelings clear about the officiating. Now, he could even be potentially suspended by the league as a result of his actions. Let us take a closer look and find out what happened.
Did Dejounte Murray intimidate NBA referee Gediminas Petraitis?
That certainly seemed to be the question on everyone s minds after Game 4 of the Boston Celtics- Atlanta Hawks first-round playoffs series. Boston managed to hold onto the league for the majority of the game and ended up winning with a final score of 129-121. This was a series-tilting game as the Hawks are now one game away from elimination for the rest of the series.
Perhaps the referees made some questionable foul calls or didn t give enough foul calls. At least, theHawks starfelt that as the game came to an end. In fact, he decided to make his feeling clear to the NBA referee and it appeared that he got in the official s face and tried to intimidate him.
While the NBA referee, Gediminas Petraitis didn t react, this interaction might just be enough for the NBA to make a decision and potentially suspend Dejounte. After all, acts of intimidation aren t looked upon kindly by the league and will certainly come with punishment.
Whether the NBA decides to suspend Murray or not, this season and series look all but over for his team. It is highly unlikely for them to come back and win after being down 3-1. Fans are free to decide for themselves as to whether the referees acted biased in this particular case. However, Dejounte clearly thought so and didn t even show up to the postgame interview and justify his actions.