Phil Jackson fined 25k for yesterday's comments on refs

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Just heard it on AM 570. Ridiculous on so many levels. That's chump change to phil though
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Jackson complained that the referees had let the game get out of hand; the Nuggets shot 49 free throws compared with theLakers' 35. "We want the game to be fair and evenly played," Jackson said.

Jackson also complained about Denver guard Dahntay Jones' tripping Kobe Bryant: "Just unacceptable defense, trippingguys and playing unsportsmanlike basketball," Jackson said on Monday.
 

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Good job Phil at least we know he's paying attention on the sideline. Some time I think he's asleep with his eyes open in that throne of his
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Hopefully we get some more calls @ Staples in Game 5.
 
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Originally Posted by socluis90

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Jackson complained that the referees had let the game get out of hand; the Nuggets shot 49 free throws compared with the Lakers' 35. "We want the game to be fair and evenly played," Jackson said.

Jackson also complained about Denver guard Dahntay Jones' tripping Kobe Bryant: "Just unacceptable defense, tripping guys and playing unsportsmanlike basketball," Jackson said on Monday.


From what he said, it didn't sound too bad. I don't think that warranted a $25k fine.
 
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Standing up for his players is worth 25k

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Refs have been inconsistent but in the 4th is was OD
 
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Denver only had 7 more trips to the line. Is that really that unfair? And Dude didn't trip Kobe on purpose. Phil is a great coach and probably my favoriteof all-time but he shouldn't be crying about this. It makes him look weak. What a waste of 25k.
 
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Originally Posted by JordanXI45

Denver only had 7 more trips to the line. Is that really that unfair? And Dude didn't trip Kobe on purpose. Phil is a great coach and probably my favorite of all-time but he shouldn't be crying about this. It makes him look weak. What a waste of 25k.
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at your entire post.
 

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Jackson complained that the referees had let the game get out of hand; the Nuggets shot 49 free throws compared with the Lakers' 35. "We want the game to be fair and evenly played," Jackson said.
And the Lakers had 45 FT attempts compared to Denver's 31 in Game 3.
 
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He can afford it, but still. It looks wrong when the league fines a player or coach for speaking out against things that are sometimes clear injustices
 
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And Dude didn't trip Kobe on purpose.
Did you even watch the game? Even Nuggets fans were saying that was intentional. It should have been a regular foul though.
 
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Originally Posted by Executive76

Standing up for his players is worth 25k

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Refs have been inconsistent but in the 4th is was OD
its funny how he gets fined for what the refs did wrong...then they give jones a flagrant and take back the bynum flagrant...the refs have becomea complete joke
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Originally Posted by Roc Boy Jada

Jackson complained that the referees had let the game get out of hand; the Nuggets shot 49 free throws compared with the
Lakers' 35. "We want the game to be fair and evenly played," Jackson said.
And the Lakers had 45 FT attempts compared to Denver's 31 in Game 3.



right!
 
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Originally Posted by yungchamp

Originally Posted by Roc Boy Jada

Jackson complained that the referees had let the game get out of hand; the Nuggets shot 49 free throws compared with the
Lakers' 35. "We want the game to be fair and evenly played," Jackson said.
And the Lakers had 45 FT attempts compared to Denver's 31 in Game 3.


right!

that's exactly what phil is complaining about. the inconsistency on what a foul is!
 
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Originally Posted by Roc Boy Jada

Jackson complained that the referees had let the game get out of hand; the Nuggets shot 49 free throws compared with the Lakers' 35. "We want the game to be fair and evenly played," Jackson said.
And the Lakers had 45 FT attempts compared to Denver's 31 in Game 3.



Why isn't anyone talking about this?
 
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Originally Posted by Executive76

Standing up for his players is worth 25k

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Refs have been inconsistent but in the 4th is was OD

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I like when rival fans think with their brains rather then with their hearts.

Any other fan would just write Hate.




Originally Posted by westcoastsfinest

its funny how he gets fined for what the refs did wrong...then they give jones a flagrant and take back the bynum flagrant...the refs have become a complete joke
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