Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/7/12
Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for his comments about the referees following Monday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.The Mavericks fell 95-91 in a game that was decided by free throws down the stretch. Kidd blamed the loss on a lack of respect from the officials."It's been like that all year. We don't get the benefit of the whistle...I don't think we're looked upon as defending champions. That's a whole 'nother story," Kidd said after the game.The veteran point guard was especially upset that NBA Finals MVP and teammate Dirk Nowitzki was only awarded three free throws throughout the course of the game."Dirk, he should live at the line, if they would call it the way it's supposed to. But he doesn't," Kidd told reporters.The 38-year-old is averaging 5.4 points and 5.6 assists in 30 games for the Mavericks this season.
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