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03:58 PM ET 12.12 | Toronto Raptors big man Amir Johnson was suspended for one game for throwing a mouthpiece at an official during the Raptors' 92-74 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. Johnson was ejected for wrestling with an official for the ball, and on his way out, he tossed his mouthpiece in the direction of that referee. "I guess the ref didn't let me have the ball so we kind of got into a tug of war," Johnson said after the incident. "No words were really said and he rejected me out of the game and I kind of lost my cool from there."

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December 12, 2012  05:13 PM ET
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but how will this team compete ?{s} {s} - yes that's TWO presses of the sarcasm button

Hope you treat the Raptors fans slightly better then others treated you and your ilk when NY was the laughing stock of the league.

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December 12, 2012  05:28 PM ET
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Stich - Only saw the replay but sheesh that was a little over the top form this kid....

It's frustration from loosing, I believe.
He is normally a calm guy.

It was actually really odd how it escalated...on both sides; ref and Amir...just weird.

December 12, 2012  07:03 PM ET
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It's frustration from loosing, I believe.He is normally a calm guy.It was actually really odd how it escalated...on both sides; ref and Amir...just weird.

This person has major problems.... just let me know when he strolls into the bball arena armed!!! Insane in the membrane....Insane in the brain!!!

December 13, 2012  11:34 AM ET

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=204gY7HLqXc

 
December 13, 2012  11:35 AM ET

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=204gY7HLqXc#t=0 s

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