Re: OJ Mayo ejected, "knocks down" ref
Not sure of what might have been said during the action between Mayo and the opposing team, but being a bigger man is always the best solution. If Mayo had ignored it and just outplayed them (which we know he can do), then the matter would have never gotten to the referee flop thing. If the others were talking smack, then point to the scoreboard or ignore it. Giving the staredown is asking for trouble and might be perceived as bad sportsmanship (which is probably why he got the T). Of course Mayo is a teenager and perhaps not being a man is the reason he chose the method of retaliation for whatever was said. I hope he learned a lesson and decides the best retaliation for smack is to beat the smack-talkers on the court.
That ref who flopped? That was a joke. But O.J. needs to also learn that you always show respect (or just walk away) to the zebras regardless of the call. There is never a flop if you do not come near the referee.
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.