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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Paul George fined for criticism of officials

Paul George

Unsurprisingly, Paul George’s comments about how the Oklahoma City Thunder are officiated did not go unnoticed by the league office.

George has been fined $25,000 for his extended commentary on the officiating after Friday’s 118-110 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. George was hit with a technical foul during the first quarter of the game and ultimately fouled out with about four minutes to go.

George said Friday that the Thunder hadn’t “gotten a fair whistle all year” and even admitted he knew he’d be fined for his comments.

George hasn’t been shy about talking about how the Thunder get the short end of officiating decisions in the past. He knows it will cost him money and he doesn’t really care.

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