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Raptors GM Masai Ujiri fined $35,000 for comments about Paul Pierce
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Raptors GM Masai Ujiri fined $35,000 for comments about Paul Pierce
Sunday April 19th, 2015

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has been fined $35,000 for his comments about Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce, the NBA announced Sunday. The Raptors organization was fined an additional $25,000.

While addressing fans at a rally outside the Air Canada Centre before Game 1 of the Raptors-Wizards series on Saturday, Uriji spoke briefly about Pierce's comments earlier in the week saying the Wizards are not worried about facing the Raptors.

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"I know everybody wants me to say something about Paul Pierce," Ujiri said. "This is what I'm going to say: We don't give a s--- about it."

The video of Ujiri's comment is below (caution: foul language).

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"We haven't done particularly well against Toronto, but I don't feel they have the 'It' that makes you worried,'' Pierce told ESPN's Jackie MacMullan. "There isn't a team I look at in the Eastern Conference that makes me say, 'They are intimidating, we don't have a chance.'"

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Ujiri was also fined $25,000 last postseason for yelling "F--- Brooklyn" at a fan rally before Toronto's series against the Nets

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