Celtics guard Marcus Smart got the bill from the NBA on Friday for his bashing of referees a night earlier Emmitt Smith T Shirts : $15,000.
The league fined Smart for in Charlotte, N.C., following Boston's victory over the Hornets. He said, among other things, that officials treat him differently than other Leighton Vander Esch T Shirts players.
"I said (to one of the on-court officials), 'If it was me, y'all would probably throw me out the game and everything. So either you clear it up, or I will,'" Smart said in reference to being shoved to the floor by Hornets forward Miles Bridges, who was given a technical Dallas Cowboys T Shirts foul after a review. Smart has earned a reputation for being an antagonist and a flopperon the court.
Smart said he felt the need to speak publicly in his own defense after having lobbied the Emmitt Smith Jersey officials.
"I'm coming to y'all (officials) first, but at some point, as a player, as a man, you've got to protect yourself. . . . If that means I've got to lose Amari Cooper Jersey a little bit of money, I've got to lose a little bit of money," he said.
Smart was whistled for five fouls Thursday, with Nos. 4 and 5 Trevon Diggs T Shirts coming on consecutive po se sions in the third quarter.