Speaking at luncheon today in Atlanta, Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. complained about his team's lack of calls by the referees and referred to Kevin Garnett as being the dirtiest guy in the league.
"[Kevin] Garnett is the dirtiest guy in the league. We are playing Boston last night and they had two fouls the whole first half. We had five times that and we're athletic."
Sam Amick of SI reported that Gearon was being fined by the NBA for his words against Garnett:
Last but not least, Atlanta owner Michael Gearon is fined $35,000 by the NBA for, in essence, calling Boston's Kevin Garnett a dirty player.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) May 12, 2012
On Saturday the NBA also fined Hawks forward Ivan Johnson for making an obscene gesture to the fans after the Hawks first round loss to the Celtics. The former D-leaguer was fined $25,000 for his actions.
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