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Celtics minority owner Jim Pallotta may face a fine from the NBA after he had a verbal confrontation with commissioner David Stern following Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

According to multiple sources, Pallotta, who was angry over the officiating in Game 3, confronted Stern and said the league should be embarrassed at the officiating in the series.

In the past, owners that have been publicly critical of officials have received six-figure fines.
A) Never heard of this guy. B) This is funny. C) Yes, the league should be embarrassed.

JR 6/10/2010 09:05:00 AM Edit
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8 Responses so far.

  1. Karl says:

    Can we all stop bitching about the refs and play basketball. It is the hardest sport to officiate and they blow calls on both sides. Paul Pierce hasn't done anything this series offensively and Ray was 0-13 from the field on Tuesday. That's why we're down 2-1. Don't turn into Whistlin Phil Celtics.

  2. JR says:

    Personally I like that Doc is playing this card. He's trying to even things up. Could be the difference between going 4-3 or 3-4. Have to go all out whenever you make the Finals. Never know when you'll get another shot at a ring. Hopefully if Doc gets fined, Wyc will pick up the tab.

  3. Karl says:

    Ya I guess it could go eithr way. We'll see.

  4. Scott says:

    It is on both sides of the ball, but the problem is how much it is messing with the flow of the game and putting the top players out. Let both teams play and stop with these iffy, touch fouls.

    Also how many times do you need to check the replay. Damn.

  5. JR says:

    Good point about the flow Scott. It's to the Lakers benefit for there to be a lot of fouls and replays, thus slowing the flow. Rondo and the Celtics are at their best versus the Lakers when they're running.

  6. Three Toe says:

    Awesome! And at this point, I agree with Karl. The refs are going to call what Stern tells them to call, so there's really no point in complaining about them. Fuck the NBA, long live the game of basketball.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I agree with Karl too. We wouldn't have to worry so much about the refs if we were making baskets. Pierce has to step up and start scoring some points for this team before it is too late!!!

  8. Michael Collins says:

    Excuse me? When you shoot more than 20 more foul shots than the other team you start out 10 points ahead. In 2008 at home Atlanta won every game while shooting 30 more foul shots a game, in Boston shooting only a few more they lost every game. NBA officials decide games, if they did not, why would Phil Jackson the smarttest coach in the history of the NBA according to Laker fans start the series by trying to affect successfully the way the games were officiated? The lakers have benefitted from more fouls called on the Celtics and at critical times getting calls.

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