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#1 lakerstefi



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Posted March 20, 2009 - 06:53 AM

Coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA yesterday for publicly criticizing referee Bill Kennedy after Tuesday's loss in Chicago. The penalty was determined by league executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson.

"Amazing," Rivers wrote via text message. "What can I say? It reminds me of the song, 'How can something feel so right yet feel so wrong.' "

According to an NBA source, Kennedy also was fined an undisclosed amount for his conduct toward Rivers. Neither was suspended.

With the Celtics trailing, 124-119, following a timeout with 29.8 seconds left, Rivers received his second technical foul and was ejected. He said he was baited by Kennedy.

"The technical on which I got thrown out was the most unprofessional technical by a ref I've ever had," Rivers said after the game. "He stood there and goaded me and goaded me and stared at me. Look at the film. I actually walked away.

"He asked me, 'Where do you want the ball?' And I said, 'Ask them,' talking about my players. That's my right to say that. He stood there and stared me down and stared me down and goaded me until I turned around and said, 'What?' That's when I got thrown out of the game. In a [5-point] game? Think about that."


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Posted March 20, 2009 - 07:21 AM

Every. Single. Time.

Lose with some dignity, please.

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Posted March 20, 2009 - 07:33 AM

The Celtics complaining about refs after a loss?!?! How surprising.

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Posted March 20, 2009 - 08:28 AM

He doesn't even know. Once the Cavaliers start digging the Celtics' grave in the playoffs, his wallet will probably take the biggest hits of them all.

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Posted March 20, 2009 - 12:18 PM

The Celtics complaining about refs after a loss?!?! How surprising.

haha i know right?

After this i wont be surprised anymore if he gets fired or something :shifty:

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Posted March 20, 2009 - 01:23 PM

Again....... :rolleyes:

I think it's hilarious.
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Posted March 20, 2009 - 02:27 PM

Every. Single. Time.

Lose with some dignity, please.

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Posted March 20, 2009 - 03:45 PM

eat that suckaaaaaa



Props to sidthekid871

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Posted March 20, 2009 - 04:14 PM

i've always liked whatever-that-refs-name-is
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Posted March 20, 2009 - 05:58 PM

Well if you actually read the article it wasn't his fault. Phil gets fined pretty consistently too. Maybe more.
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Posted March 20, 2009 - 07:40 PM

At least he won't go bankrupt.

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