J.J. Barea got ejected in the Dallas Mavericks‘ bench late in Friday’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers by referee for stating only,”This was a tragedy,” the 13-year veteran guard told .

“[On the very first techical, Foster] said I had been talking too much, but I never said a bad word the entire night,” Barera said. “The next one, I just said from the bench,’This is a tragedy’ That is it. But [Foster] has a problem with me. He had been half court! A year I average maybe 3 techs. I believe every time it is him.”

Mavs owner , that sits beneath the Dallas bench, quoted a similar comment in his tweet about the ejection.