The sentiment seems fair enough, if not the way Hood went about it.
Rodney Hood made an early exit from the Jazz's game on Wednesday night in Washington, as he was ejected in the third quarter by referee Tony Brothers.
Kyle Goon, the Salt Lake City Tribune's sports reporter for the Jazz tweeted out after the incident that, "The fan who had his phone knocked away by Rodney Hood was having a long conversation with some security staff, including Jazz head of security". After two technical fouls, Brothers sent the 25-year-old to the locker room.
The 6-foot-8 guard was walking off of the floor after his ejection leading up to his 'block.' He slapped hands with coaches and crossed in front of the bench before coming up on a fan in a court-side seat.More news: Technical Secrets - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW)
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Bleacher Report noted that Hood can probably expect a call from the league office for his, hm, insouciance. Now, playing devil's advocate here, but does anyone believe that Hood accidentally thought the fan was another one of his teammates extending their hand for a five?
You can watch the scene play out below.
After the Wizards went on an 11-3 run in the fourth to take a late 102-101 lead, thanks to a pair of three-pointers from John Wall, Aussie Joe Ingles stepped up with a clutch three-pointer of his own to put the Jazz up 104-102. If anything, he did get six rebounds and a pair of steals.
The turnovers came back to haunt the Wizards, who coughed the ball up a season-high 23 times, which the Jazz turned into 27 points.