“I mean, y’all know how I feel about the officials, and tonight I really have no faith in them…. So I really don’t have no respect, nothing is there for the officiating. S—– officiating job.”
Paul George knew he was going to get fined as those words were coming out of his mouth Monday night, following his ejection in a loss to the Sixers, and he decided if he was going to write the league a check he might as well get his money’s worth.
Wednesday the league announced a $25,000 fine for George for “public criticism of the officiating.” Gerald Henderson, the Sixers player who George thought the officials were not handling well, also was ejected from that game for a Flagrant 2 and he was also fined $25,000 by the league for that.
Here is the play where Henderson and George each got their first technicals.
Then this play got them ejected, Henderson got a flagrant 2 on the play but George got a technical for his reaction.