Steve Nash got ejected for berating a ref, and basketball fans loved it

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By , Audacy Sports

Steve Nash of the Nets was ejected for the first time in his coaching career during Wednesday's game against the Bucks in Milwaukee -- and he got his money's worth in the process.

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The third-year coach was tossed late in the third quarter after arguing a non-call on Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Nash apparently thought Giannis, dribbling the ball beyond the arc, had illegally used his forearm to fend off Brooklyn's Patty Mills, who fell to the floor on his back.

ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy thought Mills had embellished the tumble, calling it a "flop."

But Nash saw it differently, and he let crew chief Josh Tiven hear all about it, earning a pair of technical fouls.

The incident turned heads on social media, where journalists and fans were quick to note that the display of emotion was a relative departure for the usually mild-mannered Nash.

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