WATCH: Kings G Malik Monk gets ejected going off on ref over no foul call on his dunk attempt

In a heated game between the Sacramento Kings and the Utah Jazz, Kings guard Malik Monk was ejected after going off on a referee over a blown call.

The Sacramento Kings defeated the Utah Jazz 121-113 with their Red Velvet aka Kevin Huerter’s team-high 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists (45-29). The Lithuanian-American player Domantas Sabonis scored 16 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists for his league-leading 60th double-double of the 2023 season, and the small forward Harrison Barnes scored 18 points.

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Jazz’s rookie center Walker Kessler scored a career-high 31 points for the team (35-39), the Canadian power forward Kelly Olynyk added 17 points, guard Ochai Agbaji added 20 points, and power forward Jarrell Brantley scored 13 points off the bench.

Why was Malik Monk ejected?

In the fourth quarter of the Sacramento Kings vs the Utah Jazz match, the Kings’ players were trying to protect their 9-point lead. Malik Monk attacked the Rim for the slam, however, he missed the shot being fouled by Olynyk.

The problem arose as there was no whistle and Jazz got the ball which angered the guard. Monk was visibly upset and couldn’t halt back from sending some words to the referee, leading him to teach that got him out of the match with 11:10 left in the game.

As we can see from the video, Olynyk was clearly hitting Monk’s arm, hence, the outrage is justified. However, he could have avoided the incidents to escape from the eject.

The incident has sparked debate among fans and analysts about the role of referees in the game of basketball and the impact their decisions can have on the outcome of a game. While some have criticized Monk for his outburst, others have expressed sympathy for his frustration and believe that the referees should be held accountable for their decisions.

For Monk, the ejection serves as a reminder of the importance of composure and self-control on the court, as well as the need to advocate for fair play and justice in the game of basketball.

Do you think that Monk’s action was justified? Or should he have avoided the matter? Tell us your valuable opinions in the comments.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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