Following Sunday loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Toronto Raptors’ forward Pascal Siakam got on a heated exchange with head coach Nick Nurse.
According to Michael Grange of Sportsnet, Siakam crossed the line and went off ‘loudly and aggressively’ to Nick Nurse, after the veteran coach kept him out for the whole fourth quarter of Sunday’s game.
“Siakam wasn’t happy and — according to multiple sources — let Nurse know about it, loudly and aggressively with words beyond standard cursing. It got personal, lines were crossed and teammates had to intervene, according to multiple sources,” Grange wrote.
The Raptors have lost nine consecutive games and fallen out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture entirely. Siakam experienced many ups and downs this season.
It was reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania that Siakam had been fined $50,000 for the outburst, which is what drew attention to the matter.