Heat's Richardson tosses shoe into stands in loss
10:35 PM ET
MIAMI — Josh Richardson lost his temper and then his shoe, as the Miami Heat guard flung his sneaker into the stands in disgust before being ejected from Sunday’s 113-97 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
“I don’t want to talk about it. It was a series of events,” Richardson explained after the loss. “I got caught up.
“I wasn’t really thinking about much,” he added. “I was thinking about how frustrated I was. And going forward I can’t let that happen.”
With 6:40 remaining in the fourth quarter, Richardson drove for a dunk and felt he was fouled by the Lakers’ Josh Hart. As Richardson hit the floor underneath the Heat basket, his left shoe came loose. Richardson took it off and flicked it initially right in front of him. Upset, Richardson showed his left shoe to official Kevin Scott.
As play resumed, Richardson’s frustration mounted. He drew his fifth personal foul and also threw his shoe against the scorer’s table. When Miami coach Erik Spoelstra motioned for Richardson to head to the bench, Richardson flung his shoe far into the stands. Scott whistled Richardson for a technical before ejecting him from the game. This