‘Come on, man’: Raptors’ VanVleet ejected after second technical foul vs. Pelicans

Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet reacts during NBA basketball action against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (Chris Young/CP)

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans after receiving his second technical foul.

The 2022 all-star appeared to clap in the direction of an official and say “come on man” after a tie-up with Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado in the third quarter.

VanVleet received his first technical in the second quarter after disagreeing with an out-of-bounds call.

The ejection is the first of the seven-year NBA veteran’s career and came with the Raptors trailing 74-49.

The 28-year-old had scored two points on 1-of-8 shooting from the field and had six rebounds and six assists before being ejected.

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