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Dwight Howard gets $35,000 fine for calling out referees

We told you this was coming. It was obvious. It was just a matter of when.

Today. The league announced a $35,000 fine for Dwight Howard for criticizing the referees on his blog.

What did he write that was (apparently) worth $35,000?

“Ya’ll know that that series against Charlotte drove me crazy. I mean, it was almost comical at times how I was getting fouls called on me. There was nothing I could do out there and I felt like I couldn’t move without getting that whistle blown on me,” Howard said.

“I’m not looking to say anything to get myself in trouble with the league, but I just don’t see other star players getting called for fouls the way I get them. No star player in the league is outta games the way I am. I even talked to Patrick Ewing about his career and he said he never had foul trouble like what I’m going through.”

Um, yes you were looking to get in trouble with the league. And it worked.