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.
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.