Lak­ers coach fined for crit­i­ciz­ing of­fi­cials

Calgary Herald - - SPORTS -

Los An­ge­les Lak­ers coach Luke Wal­ton has been fined US$15,000 for pub­lic crit­i­cism of the of­fi­ci­at­ing. NBA ex­ec­u­tive vice-pres­i­dent of bas­ket­ball op­er­a­tions Kiki VanDeWeghe an­nounced the fine on Wednes­day. It stems from com­ments Wal­ton made fol­low­ing the Lak­ers’ 143142 over­time loss to the Spurs on Mon­day. The of­fi­cials gave 38 free throws to San An­to­nio and just 26 to L.A., even though the Lak­ers outscored the Spurs 7450 in the paint. Wal­ton said of­fi­cials didn’t give the Lak­ers calls be­cause they’re a young team.

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