In a messy end to an ugly game Phoenix Suns' reserve point guards Zabian Dowdell and Aaron Brooks were both ejected from the game by NBA official Ken Mauer with 1:05 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Suns were down 112-92 to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the time of the ejections.
A report from someone sitting court side near the incident was tweeted by KTAR radio personality, John Gambadoro claimed that the the official Ken Mauer told the Suns' rookie third-string point guard "to stop being a little bitch".
Dowdell then reportedly asked Maurer if he would say that to him off the court. Maurer ejected Dowdell and then immediately ejected Brooks who also said something to the official.
"Disrespectful, that's how it was. I think it was very disrespectful," Dowdell said when asked what the official said to him. "Obviously the game wasn't going the way we wanted it to go. I just think something like that was uncalled for."
Dowdell and other Suns players declined to go into additional detail. Center Marcin Gortat, however, stated he had never seen anything like it in his four years in the league but refused to specify what he was talking about.