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Clippers coach Tyronn Lue fined $35K for ripping refs

Jan 12, 2024; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue reacts after a foul call during the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies  at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA fined Los Angeles Clippers coach Tyronn Lue $35,000 on Friday for publicly criticizing referees.

The league said Lue questioned the integrity of game officials with his comments outside of the Clippers’ locker room following Wednesday night’s 130-125 win against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco.

Cameras showed Lue greeting his players immediately after the game and yelling: “Where the refs at now? Cheating. That’s all they be doing. Where they at now?”

Lue, 46, had been ejected from the chippy game early in the fourth quarter. The Clippers trailed by nine at the time before rallying to win.

–Field Level Media

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