Rocket Guard James Harden was fined $ 25,000 for publicly denouncing the announcement of the US military's post on Saturday following the defeat of Houston against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Harden's comments were particularly directed at referee Scott Foster sure "has a" personal "problem with the Rockets and should not be allowed to play any more games.
Harden was called to the Staples Center on Thursday for four offensive fouls, including the The call was made by referee Michael Smith, but it was Foster, the crew chief, who was the target of Harden's anger. 19659002] "Scott Foster, man. I never really talk about the officer or anything like that but just rude and arrogant, "said Harden, who ended up with 30 points and extended his run of 30 points to 32 games, the second-longest in NBA history." I mean, you can not talking to him in the course of the game, and it's like, how do you build that relationship with the officials? And it's not even the call [on the sixth foul] floor.
"It's pretty frustrating, I'm probably going to hit [with a fine]but honestly, I'm not really saying anything, I'm a pretty quiet guy for me, but it's one of those things where you do not voice your opinion You can not talk to someone who officiates the game You get a tech It's pretty sad. "
Harden is a play time decision for the Saturday's contest against the Golden State Warriors after he failed The team had attended a tour of the team, a source told Tim MacMahon of ESPN. Harden has a cervical load in the neck.
Information from Tim MacMahon of ESPN was used in this report.