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Celtics' Gerald Wallace fined $10,000 for profanity

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Gerald Wallace isn't having much fun.  (USATSI) Gerald Wallace was fined $10,000 by the NBA Wednesday for his use of profanity Tuesday night following the Celtics' abject demolition by the Houston Rockets. The quote in question was:

This is a little ridiculous. The rule should be it has to be about someone or at least be in a televised press conference to warrant a fine. Wallace was asked a question about one of the most embarrassing losses of the season (but certainly not the last for the Celtics) and he answered honestly. Hard to believe there's much harm that can come from this.

Still, the league has an image to protect. They'll do what they feel they have to protect their product for their sponsors.

But if the league is going to fine the Celtics every time they get frustrated with the losses this season, they could be in for a long (expletive) season.

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