Ref called me ‘bitcha– motherf–ker’ to teammates

Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie was hit with a technical foul during the second quarter of the Mavericks’ eventual loss to the Raptors on Friday, but was more bothered by what veteran referee Tony Brothers allegedly said about him to his teammates afterwards.

“If you watch the games, and I know that’s what the referees are supposed to do, you’ll see that I’m clapping to get the attention of my teammates, things of that nature, so it was nothing staff,” Dinwiddie said after the game of the technical foul before making a startling allegation against the longtime official.

Spencer Dinwiddie
Spencer Dinwiddie
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Tony Brothers, right, reportedly called Spencer Dinwiddie a
According to Dinwiddie, Tony Brothers, right, called Spencer Dinwiddie a “bitcha-motherf-ker” to his teammates.
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“As a man, I would like to say I’m sorry, first and foremost,” Dinwiddie continued. “And secondarily, I would like to say not only that I would like my money back, but that I would like not to be called a ‘bitcha-mother-ker’ by my teammates.”

Brothers was not made available to a post-game pool reporter, according to the NBA, as such requests are only granted for rule clarifications, by journalist Marc Stein.

The technical foul was issued on Dinwiddie, a former Net who was shipped to Washington in 2021 and then to the Mavericks last February, with 47.8 seconds left in the second quarter. Dinwiddie said he could have used profanity when protesting the call, but said he didn’t do so in a derogatory way.

Toronto Raptors' OG Anunoby (3) goes to the basket as Dallas Mavericks' Dwight Powell (7) and teammate Spencer Dinwiddie (26) defend in the first half of Friday night's game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Toronto Raptors’ OG Anunoby (3) goes to the basket as Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell (7) and teammate Spencer Dinwiddie (26) defend in the first half of Friday night’s game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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“If there is anyone who feels this way about me, without naming names, they can address me personally, face to face, because no swear words have been used in the direction of anyone, personally. “said Dinwiddie. “It was like ‘Hey, that wasn’t a shooting foul’ or ‘That wasn’t a shooting foul’ or something like that.

“It was nothing personal, so NBA, I would really like my money back and I wouldn’t appreciate any fines for that monologue.”

Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said the team will look into the incident.

“When you look at Tony and what he’s done in this league, he’s highly regarded and also one of the best we’ve got,” Kidd said of Brothers, a 29-year-old veteran who is one NBA’s oldest umpires. . “We’re going to see what happened here and talk to Spencer and find out exactly what happened. It’s a sensitive subject. We’ll see what happens.”

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