Mavericks' Amar'e Stoudemire fined $15k for verbally abusing official
Dallas Mavericks center Amar'e Stoudemire has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing an official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon ejection, the league announced on Saturday.
The incident in question is below.
Stoudemire was ejected from Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies after he received two technical fouls after playing only seven minutes.
"It was too quick for two technical fouls," Stoudemire said afterwards. "To be a 13-year vet, man, I figure I have a little bit more respect than just two quick technical fouls without saying a curse word or anything to the official. But it is what it is."
Dallas plays the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
- Molly Geary