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That time Bogdan Bogdanovic was choked by his coach

Bogdan Bogdanovic

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic flashes three after scoring a 3-point shot in the closing moments of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)


Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic had a front-row seat for Robin Lopez’s epic meltdown the other night, which led to an ejection and a chair being thrown.

That led to a media conversation with the Kings rookie after the game and the question if he had ever been ejected from a game before while playing in Europe. I’ll let James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area take it from there.

“Coach eject me once,” Bogdanovic said with a smile. “You can find it on Youtube, just type in coach ‘coach choking Bogdanovic.’ You can see.”

He’s not lying, it’s right there.

“It was kind of Serbia father and son relationship,” Bogdanovic said with a laugh. “So yeah, I was ejected that one game. Not from referees, but from coaches.”

Um, as a father, I’ve never gone Homer Simpson on my kids like that — “why you little...” — but Bogdanovic is laughing about it now (and playing a lot of minutes for the Kings of late).