NBA Fines Larry Sanders $50,000 for Comments

by March 18, 2013

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.”