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Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 9:20 am  |  8 responses

NBA Fines Larry Sanders $50,000 for Comments


Milwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders was hit with a $50K fine by the League for cussing out the refs and inferring that they give the Miami Heat too many favorable calls. Per the Journal Sentinel: “Sanders was ejected with 2 minutes 44 seconds left in the Bucks’ 107-94 loss to Miami on Friday. He ‘directed a derogatory and offensive term’ to the officials and was ejected, according to a statement from Stu Jackson, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations. The fine also related to public criticism of officials. ‘I can imagine it’s hard for a referee to ref a Miami Heat game,’ Sanders said in his post-game comments. ‘It’s hard for me to take that sometimes. I feel like things are kind of swayed. Maybe (I should) care a little less.’ Sanders argued after being called for fouling Heat star LeBron James on a drive to the basket.”

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  • i AN LEGEND

    Anyone know what he said that was derogatory and offensive?

  • nba-loves-thunder

    and yet Ibaka is only fined $25,000 for punching Blake Griffin between the legs…

  • spit hot fiyah

    Thought the fine was for the thumbs up to the refs, thatthat would have been comedy

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.callihan1 Chris Callihan

    makes a lot of sense right?

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    BOO @ the NBA.

  • Anthony Dixon

    this is insane.. People make this in a year lol.. And i guess i’m not the only person who feels the refs help.

  • Lloyd

    Change the title to, “Larry Sanders fined $50000 for saying what literally everyone thinks”

  • Lloyd

    Well they’re trying to protect their refs which is way more important right? I mean if he punches a ref between the legs, I’m sure they’d execute him.

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