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Watch irate Coach Cheryl Reeve have a tantrum during WNBA Finals

October 18, 2012|By Houston Mitchell

For the millions of you unaware, the WNBA (it's like the NBA, only women play) Finals are underway. Many of you may yawn at that news, but there is at least one person who takes the WNBA Finals very seriously: Minnesota Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve.

Late in the third quarter of Game 2 against the Indiana Fever, Reeve became irate when Lynx player Lindsay Whalen was called for a technical foul for complaining to the ref that she was fouled on a play. Reeve became incensed and proceeded to demonstrate exactly how you complain to a ref.

Reeve stormed onto the court and then back to the bench, ripped off her jacket and threw it at a person on the Lynx bench. She also said a few words I'm pretty sure you shouldn't be saying in public. You can watch the whole video above.

"We've got a lot of league people here. It's the WNBA Finals. So we have to be really, really careful in the things that 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," Reeve said afterward.

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura agreed with Reeve, dismissively waving his hand in disgust at the officiating crew.

It all paid off in the end, as the Lynx defeated the Fever, 83-71, to even the best-of-five series at 1-1.

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