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League whacks Sheed for $35K

Chris Forsberg has the scoop:

Celtics forward Rasheed
has been fined $35,000 for publicly criticizing game
officials in comments made to the media on April 19.

The announcement was made Thursday by NBA executive vice president
of basketball operations Stu Jackson.

Wallace, who opened Monday's session with the media by noting he
didn't want to talk about the Paul
fracas, did sound off about picking up two quick fouls in
Game 1.

"At times I know they’re out there baiting me like the other night in
Game 1 with those two quick fouls," said Wallace,
to the Boston Globe
. “I know that certain referees were trying to
bait me to get a tech. You could see it coming from a mile away. Like I
say, I don’t like to be cheated. I can deal with a loss. I can deal with
playing bad. I can deal with getting my [butt] busted. I just don’t
like to be cheated. Bottom line."

Mr. S doesn't like insinuations that the league cheats anything.  Sheed added a cherry on the "F-you ref" sundae by saying officials baby DWade.

Another note hanging out there: Rajon Rondo got a couple of "Most Improved Player" votes.  Aaron Brooks ran away with the award

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  • That was $35,000 bad? You’ve got to be shitting me.

  • Jeez, I can’t stand Sheed and still feel that’s ridiculous.

  • Mike Munger-Return to the Rafters

    So Q-Rich only gets $25,000 for starting a fight yet Sheed gets $35,000 for telling the truth?? And the NBA wonders why fans question their credibility.

  • Rodger

    Here’s the response you’ll get from the leauge if you say anything about the officials.
    Thank you for contacting the National Basketball Association with your concerns regarding officiating. The NBA’s highest priority is to ensure that every game is determined on its merits, thus providing its fans with a truly fair and competitive league.
    We take seriously the performance of our officials. They are subjected to incredible scrutiny by the league, including tracking every call they make and holding them to the most rigorous standard in all of sports. Not only is their past performance measured, charted, and evaluated, but we employ a system of stringent metrics designed to continually hone their skills and improve their overall ability. We strive to ensure that NBA games are officiated at the highest possible level with the understanding that perfection is an unattainable goal.
    Thank you again for your concern. We appreciate your feedback regarding this issue.
    NBA Fan Relations
    Makes me laugh everytime i read it.

  • David Stern has got to go.


    In other news – Lakers lose – All u need to know? Kobe 10-29, Gasol 7-12 and Bynum 6-9 – Go Kobe!! Take on the world!!

  • I fully understand the frustration about the officials, but please, Rasheed is in absolutely no position to be talking right now. #1. he brought this on himself from his awful temper he’s always had. He has something to say to the officials EVERY play that he is involved in (or not involved in). He complains to the officials even when they make a call FOR him. He does his “ball don’t lie” thing every time someone misses a free throw. He stops playing hard to argue with officials. He rubs off on Kendrick Perkins. Worst of all, he gives no effort…ever. It’s embarrassing. I stayed on that Rasheed Wallace bangwagon for as long as I could, but when that incident with Doc took place, I just had to jump off. Shut your mouth Sheed, and let the guys who want to play do the talking. Consider yourself not a part of this team. In a 30 point blowout win, you had a +/- of -14. Enough said.

  • No joke. It’s ridiculous that Stern is now decided to go full-dictator and silence ANYONE who speaks out against him. What specifically infuriates me is that Stern doesn’t even admit to the fact that the refs make a larger role in the game (which they do, those self righteous dicks), but that they want to punish anyone who questions their integrity.
    I switched from the NBA tonight to watch the NFL draft. Never thought that would happen, but it made me long for the integrity of the integrity of the NFL reffing staff.
    That said, DEVIN MCCORTY?! ARRRGGGHHH! Why couldn’t Belichick get my fellow graduate Kindle?? (I’m graduating from The University of Texas next month alongside him…)
    Sorry to go off topic…

  • Don’t like Sheed, but I hafta admit that I say, “ball don’t lie” during any game I see on TV or attend if I disagree with the call no matter who’s playing. Except the Lakers, Cavs or Hawks.

  • mikey

    Sheed is a hero and should be promoted in society for his role this year in sticking it to the nba.
    He speaks the truth, which is why he has joined other players who also tell it like it is. The Celtics. The Best. The team many many people cheat against and try to make lose to no avail.
    He deserves his championship with the Celtics and I am so happy that he has decided to get another ring here.
    Thank You Rasheed Wallace.

  • Double P Reppin the B

    Kindle is due for microscopic surgery on his knee…. Too much of a risk to take and Bill is always good for a random pick in the 1st round off radar that pans out ala Logan Mankins and Jerod Mayo