Technical Foul, Overt Gesture, slams the ball to the floor

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 slams the ball to the floor, sending it high into the air and into the stands. This type of overt gesture is unacceptable, whether or not it is directed at a game participant or referee.