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Paul George fined after saying discussions with officials were ‘bunch of lies’

Paul George in Clippers-Mavericks

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 17: Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers dribbles the ball during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on March 17, 2021 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Paul George after the Clippers’ loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday, via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN:

“We’re putting a lot of pressure at the rim,” George said after the loss. “It’s insane that we’re not getting these calls. But it is what it is. It’s nothing new to me. Hopefully, we’ll send a bunch of clips in. League’s gotta take a look at this.”

When asked to characterize his discussions with officials following non-calls against the Clippers, George said, “Just a bunch of lies.”

“Can’t go too much further than that -- it’s a bunch of lies,” George said. “They know what’s going on.”

“I mean, our job is to be aggressive, attack,” George said. “We can’t do much more than that, right? If they not gonna call it, they not gonna call it. And that’s the suck part about it, because we’re not flopping players. We’re not players that’s like throwing our bodies into other players.”

That’ll cost him.NBA release:

LA Clippers’ forward Paul George has been fined $35,000 for public criticism of the officiating, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

George made his comments to the media following the Clippers’ 105-89 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on March 17

This is at least the
ninth time George has been fined for criticizing officiating.