Wizards’ Wall hit with $15,000 fine for criticizing referees
OAKLAND, CALIF. | Washington Wizards guard John Wall was fined $15,000 on Sunday by the NBA for what the league called “public criticism of the officiating.”
Wall ripped the referees to the media after a 95-88 loss at Utah on Friday night, frustrated with the free throw discrepancy. The Jazz shot 31 times from the line to 15 for the Wizards. He said, “The way they’ve been officiating today doesn’t make no sense.”
The All-Star guard also was hit with his 15th technical foul this season in the third quarter. Wall made contact with his right hand just below Rudy Gobert’s belt while fighting around a screen. Coach Scott Brooks hadn’t heard from the NBA whether the technical would be rescinded.