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Tom Thibodeau spoke his mind about the NBA’s refs, and in return, the Bulls’ head coach’s wallet will be a little lighter on Sunday.
The NBA fined Thibodeau $35,000 for comments that were critical of the refereeing in Game 3 of the Bulls-Heat series, according to the league’s official release. Thibodeau wasn’t happy with a call that got Nazr Mohammed ejected from the game. The Bulls big man shoved LeBron James, who fell on his back. Thibodeau said that James was flopping.
“From my angle, I just saw a guy basically flop, you know, and I’m going to leave it at that,” Thibodeau said. ”When you play them, you have to have a lot of mental, physical and emotional toughness. And things aren’t going to go your way. That’s the way it is. We’re not going to get calls. That’s reality. We still have to find a way to get it done. And we can.”
Perhaps Thibodeau wouldn’t have got fined if he really had “left it at that.”
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The refs can be terrible at times, but they aren’t the reason the Bulls are now down 2-1 to the Heat. They simply don’t have the manpower to compete with the Heat.
Thibodeau who is doing an outstanding job, lashed out at the refs.
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has been fined $35,000 for his postgame comments regarding the officiating in Game 3 of the team’s Eastern Conference...
The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following Friday's loss to the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The league announced the fine on Sunday.
Thibodeau was upset that Nazr Mohammed got ejected for shoving LeBron James to the floor and accused the Heat's superstar of flopping. He...
Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was fined $35,000 on Sunday in regards to his comments on the officiating in Game 3 against the Heat. ”I see how things are going, I watch very closely, we’re not going to get calls, that’s reality,” Thibodeau said in his postgame comments. He also called LeBron James’ fall to the ground after being shoved by Nazr Mohammed a flop.
LeBron James was shoved to the floor as the testy series between the Heat and the Bulls boiled over in the second quarter of Game 3.
James took exception to an intentional foul by Chicago's Nazr Mohammed and flailed at him, which provoked the Bulls big man to floor James with a two-handed shove to the chest.
Mohammed was ejected while James received a technical foul, however...
The physical nature of the Heat-Bulls second-round series -- which was on prominent display in Game 2 -- was evident again during Game 3 on Friday night in Chicago.
During the second quarter, Bulls center Nazr Mohammed planted a hard foul on Heat star LeBron James. James responded by pushing off Mohammed after being wrapped up.
Mohammed escalated events when, after picking himself...
Chicago Bulls center Nazr Mohammed was ejected from Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat on Friday night after shoving LeBron James to the court.
As James dribbled up the floor early in the second quarter, Mohammed reached in and tried to steal the ball near midcourt. Their arms got tangled and Mohammed fell.
He then got up and shoved James to the...
So far in game three between the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat, things are getting a little shovey.
First, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah pushes Miami center Chris Anderson to the ground which warranted a technical for Noah and then, Chicago Bulls center Nazr Mohammed shoves LeBron James to the ground.
Nazr’s shove earned him an ejection and apparently, flopping still exists...
The suggestion that he's a flopper drew a grin as wide as his wingspan from LeBron James.
Miami's superstar shot down the accusations from the Chicago Bulls, saying they reminded him of the days when some claimed he was overrated and questioned his ability to lead a team to a championship.
''It's kind of the same (as when) I heard people say I was overrated...
Andrew Wiggins is widely considered one of the best high school basketball players we have seen since LeBron James, so you can imagine there were plenty of anxious folks waiting to hear where he would be attending college. Andrew made his announcement on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. pst that he will be playing ball next year for Kansas University.
As soon as the announcement was made, Twitter...
A lot of comparisons to LeBron James and that is a big burden to carry on your back.
We will see if Wiggins lives up to the hype.
Announcement at 12:09 pm that he will be going to Kansas with Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend.
— Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) May 14, 2013
In a bit of a surprise the number one basketball player in the country Andrew Wiggins is headed to Kansas to play his college basketball. Most experts thought Wiggins was headed to Florida State, where both of his parents went to school. The other two schools that were finalists for Wiggins were Kentucky and North Carolina.
Wiggins is a 6’8” small forward with freakish athletic...