Tell me where, how, when, and why this makes sense: The Pistons received a technical foul for delay of game when Stanley Johnson came into the game while tucking in his jersey.
Stanley Johnson just got a technical for a delay of game for coming in with his shirt untucked. Jimmy Butler goes about 46 mpg untucked.— Trace Salvato (@TraceSalvato) December 17, 2015
Pistons got a technical foul for having a jersey untucked. Insane— Scott Hale (@Halestormsports) December 17, 2015
After the game, Stan Van Gundy mocked the call from referee Courtney Kirkland (quotes via MLIVE):
"Really, you could see how much that delayed the game too," a mocking Van Gundy said after. "As he was tucking it in running onto the floor. I mean, I don't know, maybe a tenth of a second? It's just, I don't know.
"I understand the league trying to speed stuff up. It's the rule and we've got to go with it." [...]
"It's sort of funny. So, we get a delay of game on that but then when we're shooting free throws and they'll stop and let Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley walk around and tell each guy on the team what the play is," Van Gundy continued. "That's not delaying the game? But Stanley tucking in his shirt while he's running on the court, oh my God, that's delay of game."
Read more about it over at MLIVE and talk about it below.