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.
"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).
"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.'"
- Dan Gartland