The Houston Rockets have been fined $25,000 by the NBA.

Tilman Fertitta made comments on Russell Westbrook before the Rockets' trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder was officially completed.

“We’re so excited to have Russell Westbrook,” Fertitta told Marc Berman of Fox 26 in Houston. “I would watch him play for Oklahoma City and he’s so athletic. At the same time this franchise just had the two years with the most wins it’s ever had in consecutive years and we wouldn’t have accomplished that without Chris Paul. Chris Paul is unbelievable & he’s gonna be sadly missed.”