By Evan Bleier / December 13, 2018

Michael Jordan Slaps NBA Rookie Upside the Head for Early Celebration

Malik Monk got a technical for running onto the court when his teammate hit a game-winner.

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 13:  Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets reacts on the bench during their game against the Dallas Mavericks at Spectrum Center on October 13, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 13: Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets reacts on the bench during their game against the Dallas Mavericks at Spectrum Center on October 13, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

At the end of last night’s game against the Detroit Piston, Charlotte Bobcats rookie Malik Monk acted like a dope.

As such, he got slapped like one … by team owner Michael Jordan.

With 0.3 of a second left, Jeremy Lamb hit a 22-foot jumper from the right corner to give Charlotte a 108-106 lead, leading Monk to run onto the court.

The referees saw the rookie’s gaffe and whistled him for a technical foul, giving the Pistons a foul shot and the ball with a chance to tie or possibly win the game.

Understandably, Jordan was none too pleased with Monk and let him know about it by smacking him upside the head with a pair of dope slaps.

Luckily for Monk, Charlotte stole the inbounds pass and escaped with a single-point win after Detroit hit a free throw.

Hornets are sixth in the East at 14–13 after Wednesday’s win.

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