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Jason Kidd fined $25,000 for criticizing officials

Mar 7, 2012, 1:58 PM EDT

Mavericks guard Kidd watches from the bench against the Spurs  during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas Reuters

We told you yesterday about veteran Mavericks guard Jason Kidd saying the referees didn’t respect Dallas as champions and they were not getting the calls.

Wednesday he got a call — from the league office informing him of his $25,000 fine for his comments. Nothing shocking here, the league doesn’t like players smacking the officials.

As we said yesterday, the Mavericks tend to be a jump shooting team behind Dirk Nowitzki so certainly teams like Oklahoma City — with slashers like Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant — get more calls. Teams that attack get the calls. The Mavericks have 99 problems but the refs ain’t one.

  1. tcgators1 - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    im gonna ignore that last line….

  2. blueintown - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Two things: 1) Obviously, finish the title before posting. 2) what’s with that picture? Did Shawn Marion just find his wang for the first time?

    • loungefly74 - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:37 PM

      hilarious! i had to scroll back up and see the pic. nice.

  3. snoopy2014 - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    “Jason Kidd fined $25,000 for”

    Forgot the rest of the headline. Unless leaving off the end is supposed to mean something symbolic and I’m just missing it.

  4. rob0527 - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Wow an innocent comment costs Kidd 25g. What a shame

  5. cordae - Mar 7, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Last time i checked…

    Jason Kidd is a veteran GUARD..

  6. plum13sec - Mar 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    What about the official getting slightly physical with mike brown when all he was doing was pointing out a 3 second violation?

  7. losangelasbasketball - Mar 8, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    don’t think he’ll be cutting coupons now…

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