WNBA reverses second tech that led to Sky rookie Angel Reese’s ejection

By | June 9, 2024

WNBA reverses second tech that led to Sky rookie Angel Reese’s ejection

The WNBA announced it rescinded the second technical foul that led to Chicago Sky rookie Angel Reese’s ejection during their loss to the New York Liberty on Tuesday night.

With 2:31 remaining in the fourth quarter, referee Charles Watson called Reese for a personal foul as the guard sparred for a rebound. A brief protest and hand wave appeared to lead to the controversial ejection.

“I tried to get an explanation. I did not,” Sky coach Teresa Weatherspoon told reporters in the postgame news conference. “I don’t know to this moment what has happened.”


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Reese’s teammate Marina Mabrey told reporters in a postgame press conference that “it’s more about composure for us in our young years in the WNBA. You’ve got to get to know refs and how they respond to things.”

Maj Forsberg, the matchup’s lead official, told a WNBA pool reporter the technical fouls were for “disrespectfully addressing” the official and “waving her hand in dismissal.”

Per WNBA rules, each of the first three technical fouls received result in a $200 fine. Four to six technical calls result in $400 fines. Seven brings the grand total to $800.

The ejection caught the attention of Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball, who posted to social media that he would take care of any fine Reese might face.

The call reversal means Reese has one technical foul heading into Thursday’s game against the Washington Mystics.


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