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Gerald Wallace fined $10,000 for trying to explain Celtics with an expletive

Nov 20, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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“I don’t know what the (expletive) tonight was.”

That was how Boston’s Gerald Wallace tried to explain the Celtics getting obliterated by the Rockets Tuesday night — Houston opened on an 18-1 run, led by 35 and cruised in to a 109-85 win. After a game like that I’d go to using language not appropriate to use in front of a five-year-old also.

The league, however, is very image conscious and came down on Wallace with a $10,000 fine for “using profane language during his postgame media availability session.”

What you can really consider this is a warning to other players around the league to make sure they keep it clean, too.

Although, maybe there should be a “we just lost by 24 and it wasn’t that close” loophole for frustrated players. I can’t blame Wallace for his frustration.

  1. cbking05 - Nov 20, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    I don’t think there was any other way Gerald could have described the game without being honest.

    • jcmeyer10 - Nov 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      I got ten bucks for him because if Stern was really image conscious they wouldn’t let the Celtics tarnish the image of pro basketball.

  2. 2016olympics - Nov 20, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    $10K seems a bit excessive, in a country that promotes free speech.

    • fanofevilempire - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      NO free speech in Sterns NBA.

  3. eugenesaxe1 - Nov 20, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    I know the guy is trying to get out of Boston, but if he keeps up the public complaining, nobody’s going to touch him, and his contract is hard enough to move as it is. It may be in their best interest if Ainge just told the guy to go home and collect dust.

  4. fiyeaglesfiy - Nov 20, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    If this becomes a trend, I’m not sure Kobe’s $30mm contract this season is gonna be enough to cover all his fines…

    • fanofevilempire - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM

      Kobe pays GW’s fines?

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