December 2018 Basketball Wiretap

Kenny Atkinson Fined $25,000 Following Ejection

Dec 22, 2018 6:54 PM

The NBA fined Kenny Atkinson $25,000 following his ejection in the Brooklyn Nets 114-106 loss against the Indiana Pacers.

The league said he was fined for "verbally abusing game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner".

The ejection occurred following a non-foul call with the Nets down by 5 points with 1:09 left in the game. 

"We've just got to be mentally stronger, and I've got to be mentally stronger, fighting through those situations. Just frustration on my part. I have to coach myself. I don't love that scene out there. That's not what I'm there for. I'm not here to make a show. So I apologize for that. That's not who I am," said Atkinson. 

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Nick Nurse Fined $15,000 For Criticism Of Refs

Dec 18, 2018 3:15 PM

Nick Nurse has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating.

Nurse made his comments to the media following the Raptors’ 95-86 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 16 at Pepsi Center.

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Rudy Gobert Ejected After Getting Two Fouls In Opening Three Minutes

Dec 7, 2018 2:15 AM

Rudy Gobert was ejected with 9 minutes and 13 seconds left in the first quarter as the Utah Jazz defeated the Houston Rockets 118-91.

Gobert was called for a foul on James Harden, his second in the game. He then walked over to the scorer's table and smacked a water bottle in frustration, leading to the ejection.

Gobert was fined $15,000 earlier this week for criticizing the officials. 

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Tristan Thompson Fined $15,000 For Inappropriate Gesture

Dec 6, 2018 4:07 PM

Tristan Thompson has been fined $15,000 for making an inappropriate gesture toward a spectator.

The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Cavaliers’ 99-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 3 at Barclays Center.

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Rudy Gobert Fined $15,000 For Criticism Of Refs

Dec 4, 2018 5:55 PM

Rudy Gobert has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating.

Gobert made his comments to the media following the Jazz’s 102-100 loss to the Miami Heat on Dec. 2 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

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