For the first time in his five plus years in the NBA former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng was ejected from a game.
In the third quarter of last night’s T-Wolves and Suns game Deing was involved in a scuffle with former Kentucky guard Devin Booker.
The conformation started with a phenomenal flop by Booker. It starts at the 46-second mark of the video.
Which one is worse, Booker getting ejected or Gorgui Deng…😠 pic.twitter.com/mW5Npyl012
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Booker sold it initially, but the replay you can tell there wasn’t even any contact from Dieng’s elbow.
Shortly after the play Booker started mouthing to Dieng and my guess is he didn’t like Gorgs telling him that he wasn’t a tough guy.
"He tried to hit me. I just laugh it up. Cause I know in this league, a lot of guys think they tough and they not…I just wanted to swap jerseys with him."
– Gorgui Dieng on his confrontation with Devin Booker
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Gorgui was ready to settle it.
So word I’m getting is that after the ejections Dieng fought off two security guards and got within about 15 yards of the Suns locker room before security was able to restrain him. Booker was not in the locker room or anywhere near as he was held up by security outside the tunnel
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) January 23, 2019