Chicago Sky's Angel Reese heads to the locker room after...

Chicago Sky's Angel Reese heads to the locker room after being ejected from a WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty during the second half Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in Chicago. Credit: AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

The WNBA announced that it's rescinded the second technical foul on Chicago rookie Angel Reese that occurred with 2:31 left in the 88-75 loss to the New York Liberty on Tuesday night.

Reese was thrown out of the game after receiving two technical fouls following a brief interaction with official Charles Watson. The rookie forward appeared to say something to Watson and then quickly waved her hand.

“I tried to get an explanation. I did not,” Sky coach Teresa Weatherspoon said postgame. “I don’t know to this moment what has happened.”

Head official Maj Forsberg said in a pool report that Reese’s technical fouls were for “disrespectfully addressing” the official and then for “waving her hand in dismissal.”

Reese finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

“She got two techs, she said something to the ref,” Chicago teammate Marina Mabrey said. “Whatever he felt like was the correct call is what he made. 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.”

Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball was at the game and said on X that he would pay the $400 fine that Reese would face from the league for getting the two technical fouls.

If a player receives seven technicals in the regular season they are assessed a one-game suspension.

Reese was fined $1,000 for failing to talk to the media after Saturday's loss in Indiana.



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