Sacramento Kings star Buddy Hield fined $20,000 for berating refs

Apr 3, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) dribbles past Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) in the third quarter at the Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA fined Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield $20,000 on Monday for directing inappropriate language toward game officials.

The incident occurred following the conclusion of the Kings’ 129-128 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.

The Kings were upset that Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton was awarded a timeout with 13.4 seconds left as he stepped out of bounds. The Kings had rallied and were trailing by four points.

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Hield scored 19 in the loss.

–Field Level Media