The fact that the Warriors won 101-92 over the Wizards on Saturday might have been the most unimportant event of the night, as concern spread regarding Stephen Curry’s sprained ankle and controversy erupted over John Wall’s ejection.
Wall was ejected midway through the third quarter when he got into a heated discussion with Warriors guard Klay Thompson after Thompson shoved him out of bounds. Watch it for yourself:
Both players were given a technical foul, and because it was Wall’s second technical, he was ejected.
However, now we have learned what Wall was barking at Thompson during the exchange.
According to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, Wall said he would knock Thompson out and dared him to drive to the basket.
Luckily, the officials intervened before that ever had a chance to take place. Whether he really meant it or not, threatening to knock someone out is uncalled for and extremely dangerous, and fortunately Wall was sent to the locker room early.