For the Revolution: Dampier Fined for Comments on Game 3 Officiating

Posted by Rob Mahoney on April 26, 2010 under News | 4 Comments to Read

According to a release from the league, Erick Dampier has been fined $35,000 for his comments on the officiating after Game 3 in San Antonio. Here’s the quote from Damp that drew the wrath of the league office:

“When we play defense we’re under a magnifying glass, but when we’re on offense, there’s no magnifying glasses. You’ve got to call it both ways. Dirk drives, he doesn’t get fouled. they drive on the other end and get a little ticky-tack foul. So keep it consistent. Don’t be one way or another. Its on us, too. We’ve gotta take the ball to the basket, make contact, draw the foul, and go to the free throw line. Whoever handles the ball’s gotta drive to the basket and create contact.”

A dollar is only what you make of it, and in this case Damp has dropped 35k of them to exercise his freedom of speech. Vive la liberté! Vive la revolution! Vive la Dampier!

  • Brayden

    That’s some weak sauce to fine him for such innocuous comments. David Stern is a coward.

  • Cynthia

    The reason the refs don’t have any credibility is not because Donahgey (sp?) got caught betting on games…it all falls on David Stern. What a freakin’ little dictator. And as Brayden says…a coward to boot. It’s amazing to me that someone like him can be in such a position of power. Does that POS answer to no one???

  • Sam

    Why was he fined, he should have been suspended. . . please?

  • Shawn C

    I’m a little shocked really, given how just flat out horrendous the officiating for game 4 was (even from the Spurs perspective — Dirk just beat the heck outta Duncan on the one play, including one blow to the head)