Will Yoder
Thursday March 8th, 2012

Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for his recent criticism of NBA officials, according to NBC Sports.

“We don’t get the benefit of the whistle,” Kidd said yesterday. “I don’t think we’re looked upon as champions, but that’s a whole other story. Dirk (Nowitzki) should live at the line if they would call it the way it’s supposed to be. But, he doesn't.”

The reigning NBA champions are 23-17 this season, which currently ranks them sixth overall in the Western Conference, and third overall in the Southwest Division. They have lost six of their past 10 games. Kidd, 38, is playing five less minutes per game than he did last year. He is currently averaging 5.1 poitns and 5.6 assists per contest. Last year he averaged 7.9 points and 8.2 assists.

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