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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert fined $15k for public criticism of officiating

Wednesday 5 December 2018 08:27, UK

BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz reacts during a game against the Brooklyn Nets on November 28, 2018 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Image: Gobert has been disciplined for comments made after Jazz's lost to Miami Heat

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was fined £12,000 ($15,000) by the NBA for public criticism of officiating, executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced Tuesday.

Gobert was disciplined for comments he made to the media following a 102-100 loss to the host Miami Heat on Sunday.

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He was called for a foul on Miami's Dwyane Wade with 3.2 seconds left and Wade made the two decisive free throws.

Gobert also referred to the sequence immediately beforehand when Donovan Mitchell was contested by Miami's Josh Richardson and missed a potential go-ahead shot.

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Dwyane Wade with a beautiful between the legs bounce pass to Hassan Whiteside for the and one

"I just want it to be consistent, at one point. Every night is the same (bleep)," Gobert told reporters.

"Every night has been the same. If you call something one way, you have to call it the other way. Once they start doing that, I'm going to have a little more respect. I'm just tired of it. Every game is the same.

"They can't be deciding the issue of a game just like that. If you call a foul on the play on D. Wade, Donovan got pushed harder right before. But he's not Dwyane Wade, it's fine. We're a small market and we know it."

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