SALT LAKE CITY -- Guard Delonte West may get a call from the NBA today after he stuck his fingfer in the ear of Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward during Monday night's thriller at the Energy Solutions Arena.
With 3:40 remaining in the first half of Utah's 123-121 three overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks, West committed a foul on Hayward and then walked over and stuck his finger in Hayward's ear.
The crowd roared angrily, because the three referees apparently didn't see the incident.But after the refs watched the instant replay on the monitor at the scorer's table, West was accessed a technical foul.
In explaining what happened, West said: "(Hayward) had some lint in his hair. I was just trying to get it out for him.
"I was giving him a wet willie. That's all.'
'Asked about possibly receiving a fine or a suspension from the NBA, West said: "We are two warriors. We're out here battling on the battlefield.
"I forgot the NBA is a gentleman's game, so we have to fight and scrap and do it nicely. Everything is left on the court, though.''
-- Dwain Price
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