After Reggie Jackson hoisted up a last-second three-point attempt to save the Detroit Pistons’ season Sunday evening that fell short, cameras showed the visibly upset 26-year-old yelling at officials for what he thought was a foul committed by Kyrie Irving on the shot.

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Per Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated, Jackson carried his frustration to his media session, claiming that referees should be punished for blown calls and no-calls,

Jackson, whose team engaged in a physical series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, said that a system needs to be implementing where officials are held accountable to failing to make the right calls over the course of a game. Jackson’s words could’ve been said purely out of frustration just minutes after the season-ending sweep, but nonetheless, the league will likely take a look at what he said. They do not take criticism of officials lightly, as evidenced during Game 1 when his head coach, Stan Van Gundy, was fined $25,000 by the NBA for comments he made about officials during an on-court interview.

According to NBA writer Tim Bontemps, Jackson’s actions may warrant a suspension, as he possibly made contact with an official during the confrontation.

A statement from the NBA has not been released.

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