Celtics forward Rasheed
Wallace 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
Garnett fracas, did sound off about picking up two quick fouls in
"At times I know they’re out there baiting me like the other night in
Game 1 with those two quick fouls," said Wallace, according
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