Celtics guard Marcus Clever got the invoice from the NBA on Friday for his bashing of referees a night time before: $15,000.
The league fined Clever for producing critical opinions Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., following Boston’s victory about the Hornets. He stated, amid other points, that officials deal with him in different ways than other players.
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“I claimed (to 1 of the on-court officials), ‘If it was me, y’all [would] probably toss me out the sport and every thing. So both you clear it up, or I will,'” Intelligent explained in reference to remaining shoved to the ground by Hornets ahead Miles Bridges, who was provided a technological foul immediately after a evaluate. Intelligent has acquired a status for currently being an antagonist and a flopper on the court docket.
Good reported he felt the want to speak publicly in his possess defense following getting lobbied the officers.
“I am coming to y’all (officers) to start with, but at some place, as a player, as a gentleman, you’ve obtained to defend by yourself. . . . If that suggests I have acquired to eliminate a tiny little bit of dollars, I have received to drop a little bit of money,” he said.
Intelligent was whistled for 5 fouls Thursday, with Nos. 4 and 5 coming on consecutive possessions in the third quarter.