Fred VanVleet has been fined $30,000 for public criticism of the officiating.
VanVleet made his comments to the media following the Raptors’ 108-100 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Mar. 8 at Crypto.com Arena.
After being asked about the calls in the recent games, VanVleet initial said it's on the Raptors then paused before responding, “I don't mind, I’ll take a fine, I don’t really care.”
VanVleet then stayed calm and poised, but didn't hold back with his thoughts.
“I thought Ben Taylor was f-----g terrible tonight,” VanVleet said. “I think that most nights, you know out of the three [referees] there’s one or two that just f--k the game up. It’s been like that a couple of games in a row. Denver was tough, obviously.”