No surprise here – the union representing NBA officials is whining about the fine given to that egomaniac Bill Kennedy:
“Some things you cannot take out of the arsenal of the officials. It’s not a stare to start some kind of disagreement or goad him into getting ejected, it’s just like, ‘Hey, enough is enough,” referees union spokesman Lamell McMorris told The Associated Press. “And basically he didn’t even stare him down. He walked away, he turned his back per what he is trained to do and he removed himself from the situation.
“As far as we’re concerned, Billy Kennedy followed every rule according to the referee’s manual as it relates to handling situations like this. The only person in this scenario who has had a pattern of behavior that is unprofessional is Doc Rivers, not Billy Kennedy.”
Blah blah bull-shit blah. Any mention of Kennedy waving to Doc as he left the court?
Still no word on how much Kennedy was fined. The union was quick to point out that this is the 2nd time Doc’s been fined for bitching about officiating – the last time coming after the Lakers game in Feb.
Memo to refs (and the union) – Do your job consistently and we won’t have this problem.
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