|NBA won't take action against Thomas, saying he didn't initiate contact with referee|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 10 January 2008 13:15|
The league ruled the contact wasn't initiated by Thomas, but accidentally created by official Eric Lewis while he was ejecting Thomas from Wednesday night's game against Houston.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank called it ``inadvertent contact from the official in signaling the technical foul.''
Thomas was tossed with 11:19 remaining in the Knicks' 101-92 loss after he came onto the floor to yell at Lewis, claiming Rockets center Yao Ming should have been called for a 3-second violation.
Though Thomas said he didn't touch the official, they clearly made contact when Lewis was issuing Thomas' first ejection of the season.