December 2016 Basketball Wiretap

Paul George Fined $15k For 'Little Brother' Remark

Dec 28, 2016 6:47 PM

Paul George has been fined $15,000 by the NBA while Nate McMillan received a $10,000 fine for publicly criticizing the officials.

George and McMillan were irked by the lack of foul calls the Pacers received against the Bulls on Monday night.

"I've been fined multiple times," George told reporters. "I've been vocal to the point where the league issues [a statement], 'Hey, we missed a call. Hey, we missed that.' Officials do it during games [saying], 'I missed that call, I missed this call. We're sorry. We're sorry.' It's getting repetitive.

"They see it, they know what's going on. They know what's a foul. They know what's not a foul. It comes down from somewhere else how these games are going, I believe."

George was asked if he felt that things would be different if he played for a big-market team.

"Since I've been in this jersey we've always fought this battle," George said. "Ever since I've been playing, ever since I've been in this jersey, we've fought this battle. Maybe the league has teams they like so they can give them the benefit of the doubt. We're the little brother of the league. We're definitely the little brother of the league."


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DeMarcus Cousins Receives Fine From Kings For Confrontation With Reporter

Dec 20, 2016 10:29 AM

DeMarcus Cousins has received a substantial fine from the Sacramento Kings for his confrontation with a reporter from the Sacramento Bee.

The fine amount was undisclosed and there was no game suspension from the Kings.

"The Kings have a clear set of standards of conduct expected of our entire organization. As a result of negative interactions with certain members of the media that were not corrected after verbal warnings, we have decided to impose a substantial fine," the team said in a statement to ESPN. "If this behavior is repeated again we will be forced to consider further discipline."

The column referenced the arrest of Cousins' brother.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

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Nikola Mirotic Fined For Missing Bulls' Shootaround

Dec 16, 2016 8:03 PM

Nikola Mirotic will be fined for his unexcused absence from the Chicago Bulls' shootaround on Thursday.

Mirotic told team officials he simply forgot about the shootaround.

Fred Hoiberg benched Mirotic in the Bulls' 108-97 loss at the Milwaukee Bucks.

Mirotic was the first person getting up shots and working out on Friday morning.

"He was as good as he can be in a situation like that," Hoiberg said. "Obviously, any competitor isn't going to be happy when you get taken out of a lineup. But talking to him about keeping himself ready ... It was good to see him in there this morning getting in extra work and getting up extra shots, keeping himself prepared when his name was called, and that's what we talked about. Obviously he's going to get another chance this year. He's got to keep working, keep himself ready, and when opportunity comes, go out and play well."

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

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Andre Drummond Receives $15,000 Fine For Striking Roy Hibbert In Head

Dec 1, 2016 8:16 PM

Andre Drummond has been fined $15,000 for striking Charlotte Hornets center Roy Hibbert in the back of the head with an elbow.

The incident, for which Drummond was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected, occurred with 4:09 remaining in the second quarter of the Pistons’ 112-89 win over the Hornets on Nov. 29 at Spectrum Center.

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Doc Rivers Fined $15,000 For Ejection During Nets' Loss

Dec 1, 2016 8:15 PM

Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 for directing verbal abuse towards a game official and not leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection.

The incident occurred with 18.6 seconds remaining in the first overtime of the Clippers’ 127-122 double-overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 29 at Barclays Center.

Rivers was initially assessed a technical foul for crossing the halfcourt line while engaging with a referee.

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