NBA fines Clippers’ Paul George $35K for critical comments

Mar 17, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; LA Clippers guard Paul George (13) and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA fined Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George $35,000 for recent postgame comments critical of the officiating.

George made his comments on March 17, following the Clippers’ 105-89 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.

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After scoring 28 points against Dallas, George told the media he wondered why the Clippers shot just 11 free throws on the night and said he wanted the league to review the game. He also characterized conversations he had with officials as “just a bunch of lies.”

“We’re putting a lot of pressure at the rim, it’s insane that we’re not getting these calls,” George said. “But it is what it is, it’s nothing new to me. Hopefully we’ll send a bunch of clips in. League’s gotta take a look at this.”

The Mavericks didn’t get many calls, either. They shot from the foul line just 12 times.

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–Field Level Media