The statistics prove differently, he's a hothead, so what? Everybody in the league knows it, it was like that with Javie, players know who not to piss off. He also works as one of the best referees in the world. Seriously, compare NBA refs to any other level, it's not even close. The NBA wasn't going to ban a veteran ref for life for one event like that, hell, RonRon and Jackson came back and they went into the crowd, Sprewell chocked his coach and came back.