Remember when the NFL was known as the No Fun League? Well, it looks like the NBA will be taking that title from them.
The NBA just fined one of their biggest stars, Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks $35,000 for making a money gesture after the Dallas Mavericks lost on a controversial call to the Golden State Warriors.
The NBA announced they fined Dončić $35,000 for “directing an inappropriate and unprofessional gesture toward a game official” in the closing moments of Wednesday’s game. Dončić’s issue with the officiating crew occurred with 1.7 seconds remaining in regulation and Dallas trailing Golden State, 125–122.
The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic $35,000 for making a money gesture toward referees on Wednesday night.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 24, 2023
The Mavs are still fuming after their loss to the Warriors and Mavs owner Mark Cuban let the league know where he stood on the matter this fine probably will just fuel his anger against the league for what he still sees as a missed call.
Cuban explained what happened “For those wondering about the play with 1:54 to go in the 3rd, let me explain what happened,” he said. “The ref called Mavs ball. The announcer announced it. Then there was a timeout. During the time out the official changed the call and never told us.”
Cuban said about the call as being the “Worst officiating non-call mistake possibly in the history of the NBA. All they had to do was tell us and they didn’t.”
Although the officials explained what happened, that still wasn’t good enough for Cuban and his team obviously.