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Tim Duncan Fined for Being Proven Right

The NBA also fined Duncan $25,000 for verbal abuse of an official. Crawford said Duncan referred to him with an expletive.

You have to love the NBA. It's safest star player speaks his mind about a specific referee. Players from the other team corroborate his story, the offending ref continues to act like a jackass and forces the NBA to suspend him indefinitely. The NBA, ever vigilant in its quest to stifle any critical discourse, fines Duncan anyway for "verbal abuse of an official." HA! Since when was swearing at a ref a fineable offense? I saw Chucky Atkins call a ref a "motherfucking cocksucker" and can find no evidence of him getting fined. I think Rasheed Wallace's pregame greeting is "Go fuck yourself, zebra-bitch" and he still gets paid.

Eh, whatever. At least the money is going to a good cause.