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SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert spoke his mind following the Utah Jazz’s 102-100 loss to Miami on Sunday. Now, he’s paying for it.
Gobert has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for his postgame rant against the officials, the league announced Tuesday. The Jazz center was called for a foul with 3 seconds remaining that set up the Heat’s game-winning free throws.
"I just want it to be consistent at one point," Gobert said to the media after the game. "Every night is the same (expletive). Every night has been the same (expletive). If you call something one way, you have to call it the other way. Once they start doing that, I’m going to have a little more respect. I’m just tired of it.
"Everyone makes mistakes. I make mistakes," he continued. "Tonight we made a lot of mistakes. We could have won this game anyway. They can’t be deciding the issue of a game like that."
Gobert said he believed Donovan Mitchell’s move to the basket the possession before Dwyane Wade’s final drive was more deserving of a foul call. The NBA disagreed.
In the last two-minute report of the game, the NBA Officials stated that no incorrect calls or incorrect no-calls were made during the final minutes of the game.
But Gobert does have at least one supporter. Jazz coach Quin Snyder said that he told Gobert he would help out with the fine with him. But he didn't want to elaborate any more on the incident.
“I told Rudy I’d split the fine with him," Snyder said. "I don’t want to have to split any other fines. We are ready to move on.”