KANSAS CITY— Never mind. That essentially was the NBA's verdict when it came to Heat forward LeBron James being called for a technical foul while being the victim of a foul in Tuesday's exhibition victory over the Bobcats.
On an odd sequence that appeared to involve a block-charge scenario, no sooner had James received the call in his favor then referee Marat Kogut whistled James for a technical foul seemingly for thrusting his chest into Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson.
An incredulous James tried to plead his case, but amid the chaos, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra also was called for a technical foul.
Wednesday, the Sun Sentinel learned that the league rescinded James' technical.
As it is, technical fouls during the preseason do not count toward the total that can lead to a regular-season suspension.
As it was, the play in question was ruled a reach-in foul on Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo.
The technical call left James dumbfounded afterward.
"I got fouled and got a technical," said James, who earlier this preseason got a technical foul in China for hanging on the rim against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Asked what the referees told him, James said, "They didn't tell me nothing."
Actually, the officials had informed those courtside at halftime that the incorrect call was made on the James technical foul, leading to the league's Wednesday action.
Asked before Wednesday's exhibition against the Washington Wizards if his technical foul had been rescinded, Spoelstra said, "Not yet, but hopefully."
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