Technical Foul, Overt Gesture, “air punch” directed at official

This is an example of a Technical Foul for an overt gesture that exceeds the “Respect for the Game” guidelines. Players can react to calls with which they disagree, provided the reaction is not overly demonstrative, disrespectful, or prolonged. On this play, the offending player commits an overtly disrespectful gesture in resentment to the no-call, and he is correctly assessed a technical foul.