Apparently ass slapping is a big no,no in the league these days as the evidence from the pre-season game between the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors in Vancouver would suggest. I must have missed this one being added to the rule book over the summer. Although the slap Grant Hill gave back to Reggie Evans had some stank on it, the refs shouldn’t have ejected two players people paid to see especially in a former NBA market for something so ridiculous.
The ass slap is a timeless part of the game, like superstars travelling (I’m looking at you LeBron James), and fans like it that way.
H/N J.E. Skeets