Clippers Coach Doc Rivers fined $25,000 by NBA for criticizing refs

Welp. (AP Photo)

Los Angeles Clippers Doc Rivers was not at all happy about his team’s Game 5 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, saying “we were robbed” after the officials gave the ball to the Thunder on a late out-of-bounds call. The NBA disagreed, saying the refs had no conclusive video evidence to overturn their initial call.

Here, watch it again.

(Courtesy SB Nation)

Rivers probably knew that those comments would cost him, and on Thursday the NBA fined him $25,000. He’s making $7 million a year. He’ll live.

Game 6 is Thursday night at 10:30 in Los Angeles (ESPN).

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.



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Matt Bonesteel · May 15, 2014