By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Oct 18, 2012 03:09 PM EDT
With the 2012 WNBA Finals underway between the Minnesota Lynx and the Indiana Fever, female basketball competition has grown increasingly intense. Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve proved just that when she grew angry over a no foul call on one of her top players, Lindsay Whalen in Game 2.
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Late in the third quarter, basketball official Michael Price ordered a technical foul on Whalen, and soon after added another for Reeve's dispute. At that point, the Minnesota coach seemingly had a meltdown and proceeded to storm on the court and then back to the bench, then ripping her suit jacket off. She began yelling out obscenities that shouldn't ideally be said. Assistant coach Jim Peterson was forced to then hold her back from further acting out on the referees.
A simmered down Reeve later spoke to CBS News regarding her heated confrontation on the basketball court.
"We've got a lot of league people here. It's the NBA Finals. So we have to be really, really careful in the things we say. Clearly, I wasn't happy in that moment. I'm not happy about how the game was officiated, period, but that's all I'm going to say about it."
Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura, who was sporting a black and green Lynx coat, was seen agreeing with Reeve from the other side of the court as he waved his hand in frustration at the basketball officials.
Nonetheless, the coach's tirade seemingly motivated her team. Before the coach's confrontation, the Lynx were tied up with the Fever, but after the debacle, the team went on to gain an 83-71 victory to even the best-of-seven series score to 1-1.
Game 3 of the WNBA finals between the Minnesota Lynx vs. the Indiana Fever will take place on Friday Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. ET.
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