Shaquille O'Neal Fined $35,000 For Comments About Officiating

Shaquille O'Neal scored just two points in 13 minutes before fouling out of the Christmas Day loss to the Orlando Magic. But after the game is when Shaq did most of his damage, criticizing the officiating.

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↵↵On Monday, the league responded, fining Shaq $35,000 for these comments: 

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"I guess they came out to see No. 26 today," O'Neal said, referring to official No. 26, Bob Delaney. "... He was a great player out there today.

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"They [fans] paid all that money to watch No. 26 play. If I was a fan, I would be pissed. You pay all that money for good seats, you have two of the best guys in the [NBA] sitting on the bench, out of the game. That is what happens when you have control freaks out there."

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