David West was assessed a technical foul from the bench midway through the third quarter of Warriors vs. Spurs Game 4. The thing is, many people believed he was in the tunnel riding the bike when he was called for a tech.
David West just got a technical while riding the bike in the tunnel = LEGEND!! pic.twitter.com/uS7oomKcHK— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) April 22, 2018
West admitted he was on the bench, but got up and sprinted to the bike after a he didn’t agree with a foul call on the floor. He was called for a tech shortly after, which sent the Warriors bench into mass hysteria.
Referees just called a technical foul on David West, who sprinted into the tunnel after that last call. Warriors bench livid, I'm assuming arguing that West always goes to the tunnel to ride the bike a few minutes before entering. Weird.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 22, 2018
One fan near the court recorded Stephen Curry talking with official Tony Brothers, making the case that whatever Brother hears was said by a fan in the crowd.
Steph Curry telling official Tony Brothers that whatever was said from the bench that led to the technical called on David West was yelled by a fan. pic.twitter.com/9riIR55TJ3— Raul Dominguez Jr. (@Abrjsdad) April 22, 2018
We don’t know who said what. All we know is that this was a bizarre sequence for a professional basketball game.