The NBA rescinded a technical foul given to DeMarcus Cousins on Monday night after he threw Jeremy Lamb's shoe into the crowd in the Warriors' 121–110 win over the Hornets.
Players generally aren't allowed to toss a shoe off the floor, but Cousins did it to avoid an injury to himself and others, reportsThe Mercury News' Mark Medina.
The moment came in the fourth quarter with Golden State ahead, 115–100 when Lamb lost his shoe. Cousins picked it up, tossed it to the side and turned his attention back to the game before he received a technical.
Cousins couldn't believe he got the foul as he appeared to throw the shoe so no one would trip.
Cousins had 24 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Cousins has six technical fouls this season. Since 2010–2011, he leads the league with 121 technical and 14 ejections. This season, he's averaging 14.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
The Warriors are 43–17 and next face the Heat on Wednesday.