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Isiah whines about refs, fined $50K

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chi City 81, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for questioning the treatment Stephon Marbury is getting from referees.

    Thomas criticized the officials after the Knicks' 103-94 loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night.

    "I see a lot of other players drive to the basket and get fouled and go to the foul line, and I don't understand what he's done to receive the type of treatment he's getting and the lack of respect he is getting from the officials," Thomas said after Saturday's game.

    "Moving forward, I would hope that he would be treated just like other star players are treated when they get fouled. ... There is only so much a player can really take before his game is seriously affected."

    Thomas, operating under Madison Square Garden's strict media policies, is usually careful with his words. But he may have been frustrated after the Knicks' second tough loss in two nights. New York lost 105-103 in Dallas on Friday night, with Marbury having a shot blocked on a drive to the basket in the closing seconds.

    "I see a lot of players get calls that he doesn't get, and I see a lot of contact out on the perimeter that happens to other players around the league and they go to the foul line and he doesn't," Thomas said.

    "I don't understand that. I would hope that by me saying this that maybe this would change for him one day, because this year has been difficult for him and myself and all of us watching the way the non-calls happen for him."

    The Knicks are among the league leaders in free throws attempted per game. Marbury attempts 5.2 per game.

  2. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    As long as Zeke has that Kid Dolan money, he's in good shape :)
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I posted this mainly because of Zeke complaining that Starbury doesn't get "star treatment" from the refs.
  4. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Starbury is a star?
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    He should be fined $100 million for crimes against the game of basketball.
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  7. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Oh yeah, just ask him
  8. nowhat

    nowhat New Member

    That one's news to me too.
  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Isiah is still free to sexually harrass MSG's female employees.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Come on... he's got his own shoes and everything
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    He's a $14.98 star.
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