What do-Shaq, Payton, and Scott Skiles have in common...they all have gotten in trouble recently for commenting on how bad the refereeing has been. Shaq got suspended, Skiles got fined, and Payton got an ejection.
: Scott Skiles was fined $7,500 by the NBA on Wednesday for criticizing referee Jess Kersey.
Kersey was a referee for the Bulls' 106-97 loss in Seattle on Monday and Skiles complained afterward that he was being ignored throughout the game.
"Jess turned his back on me from the beginning of the game," Skiles said. "I'm not sure why. He was a big baby. It's a shame for a guy of his experience to be that way."
During Monday's game, Kersey called Tyson Chandler for a second technical foul, which results in an automatic ejection.