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Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at 6:20 pm  |  20 responses

NBA Fines Jackson $50K for ‘Verbal Abuse’ of Refs

As long as the L continues cracking down on techs, expect much more of these head-scratching fines throughout the season. All we know is that Stephen Jackson and Larry Brown both picked up second-half technicals for arguing calls last night against the Pistons. From an NBA press release: “Stephen Jackson of the Charlotte Bobcats has been fined $50,000 for verbal abuse of game officials, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred following the Bobcats’ 97-90 loss to the Detroit Pistons last night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.”

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  • bashmo

    I know that players earn quite a bit, but thats still a hell of a fin lol, thats more than what most people make annually in Canada

  • flipnoyce

    Another one of those Don’t Ask Don’t tell policy, Stern gonna get rich, makes me wonder if he gets a percentage of where all these money going to. And the beats goes on……

  • jayfromdachi

    thats crazy

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

    So, let me get this correct. It’s OK for the referees to show vendetta against certain players, teams, coaches. But it’s uncivilized for the favor to be returned?

  • LeBron de Con

    It isn’t as though Captain Jack has a bad record of behavior or anything?

  • Nick the Quick

    Apparently, the ref in question posted on his Twitter account that Capn Jack called him “cancerous to the refs union and the league”…

  • http://hibachisabas.blogspot.com/ Toni Kukoc

    @NicktheQuick, good one

  • Lan

    step 1 to a lockout

  • KB8toSG8

    Lockout looming….

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    We didnt shoot a free throw until the 4th quarter in that game. I was mad at the refs too.

  • MikeC.

    I’ve just fined BETCATS $50,000 for ongoing criticism of game officials.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    @Betcats, you accept our 2 first round picks and exp. contracts for Captain JAck?! we need a reliable 6th man to play 30minutes per game, you might need to rebuild though Jordan doesnt seem to think so, what do you say?

  • Jens Christian Auken

    WHen you think in NBA mode 50.000 is like nothing, but when you use common sense it is insane!

  • arjae828

    Wait. So in addition to the $5,000 for the tech itself he gets fined $50,000? I expect him to fight this. Can’t change the fine for a tech. NO matter what he did, if it was only worth a tech then he’s gotta be held to the aforementioned fines…

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    the 1984 league

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    this is crazy. i bet the “fans” at auburn hills loved it.

  • EtheKnickfan

    Do they fine baseball managers this much when the kick dirt on an umpire?

  • Spank Delux

    Did he get fined that much when he charged the bleachers and actually beat fans up?

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    It is funny because the NBA used a lip reader to determine what Jackson said in order to find him. @TrailBlazing: i wouldnt but that doesnt mean that MJ/Rod wouldnt. I dont want to rebuild but if we do that is pretty good value for Jackson.

  • http://bugmarley.com LeoneL

    Seriously BET? A lip reader? Why didn’t they just ask the ref? Or the ref did not even hear what Cap’n Jack said?

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