NBA fines Kelly Oubre $10,000 for comments directed toward refs at end of Suns-Nuggets

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NBA officiating is typically something that fans don’t hold in high regard. Folks complain about the NBA and it’s lax approach to using different rules for both stars and non-stars. But players are not allowed to voice their concerns in a way that is detrimental to the officiating staffs, and Kelly Oubre learned that the hard way this week.

The NBA announced on Sunday that Oubre had been fined $10,000 for comments directed to officials during the Phoenix Suns’ OT loss to the Denver Nuggets earlier this week.

Ricky Rubio, Aron Baynes, and Oubre fouled out just a minute into OT, and the Suns lost to Denver, 108-107. Suns fans weren’t happy with how the game ended, and officiating was a big reason for that.

That $10,000 won’t hurt Oubre in the pockets too much, but next time he’ll think twice about vocally directing his displeasure toward an official.