NBA All-Time Leaders in Ejections

‣ To get ejected from an NBA basketball game, a player needs to either pick up two technical fouls, two flagrant one fouls, or one flagrant two foul.
‣ The all-time leader in ejections is Rasheed Wallace, who was ejected 29 times in his career.
‣ Other players with high ejection records include Draymond Green (20 ejections), Dwight Howard (17 ejections), and Anthony Mason and Charles Barkley (16 ejections each).


NBA basketball is a spectacle, no doubt about it. The drama, the suspense, the thrill of the game – it’s all part of the package. And what can be more dramatic than a player getting ejected? It’s a question that sparks curiosity: how does one get ejected, and who among the NBA players holds the record for the most ejections?

So, how does a player get ejected from a game? There are three main ways. First, they can pick up two technical fouls. Second, they can receive two flagrant one fouls. Lastly, they can earn a single flagrant two foul.

Normally, the first situation happens over two separate incidents within a game. But sometimes, a player can get two technical fouls in one go. It can depend on the referee’s mood that day or if the player just won’t stop arguing.

Now that we’ve got the basics down, let’s dive into the juicy stuff. Who’s been ejected the most?

According to Crazy Stats, the all-time leader in ejections is Rasheed Wallace. This guy was ejected a whopping 29 times in his career. It’s not surprising, considering his unbreakable single-season technical fouls record.

Following Wallace is Golden State Warriors‘ big man, Draymond Green. Green’s been ejected from 20 games in his career. Lately, he’s been in the news a lot for his inability to finish games without getting thrown out. It’s gotten so bad that he’s now suspended indefinitely.

Third on the list is Dwight Howard with 17 ejections. Anthony Mason and Charles Barkley are neck and neck, both with 16 career ejections. Shaquille O’Neal and DeMarcus Cousins are tied for sixth place with 14 ejections. Matt Barnes has been ejected 13 times. Lastly, Reggie Miller, Dennis Rodman, and Kenyon Martin all have 12 ejections under their belts.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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