Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now

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.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

September 19, 2014
Ronny Turiaf joins Jim Rome (5:48)
1 September 19, 2014
Jim Boeheim on the Doug Gottlieb Show
2 September 17, 2014
James Dolan joins Boomer & Carton
3 September 10, 2014
Danny Ferry's offensive comments


Most Popular Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now