Rasheed Wallace protects NBA referee Bennett Salvatore

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki gets frustrated and throws an elbow at Sacramento Kings forward Vlade Divac. NBA referee Steve Javie sees this but decides to give Nowitzki a break on the play as long as it does not repeat.
Dallas Mavericks head coach Don Nelson complains to Steve Javie about what he thinks is an illegal timeout, but Javie has a different opinion.

Next up, Scottie Pippen gets ejected by Bennett Salvatore after a defensive three second call. Rasheed Wallace actually shows a calm side of himself as he is trying to get an explanation from Salvatore. The crowd at the Rose Garden in Portland throws teddy bears on to the court because of the call made and Rasheed Wallace laughs while telling Salvatore that he is actually trying to protect him.

Bennett Salvatore also refs a game in Philadelphia and the short clips clearly shows that the 76ers players are not happy about his way of officiating. Kenny Thomas’ reaction to a call is just a big smile.