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The NBA has fined Kelly Oubre from the Sixers and Coach Nick Nurse $50,000 each for 'Verbally Abusing' Referees After a Bad Call

Philadelphia 76ers’ Nick Nurse, center, and Kelly Oubre Jr. (9) react to officials after the 76ers lost an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The NBA on Friday announced it fined Kelly Oubre and coach Nick Nurse $50,000 for their actions toward referees after Wednesday’s game against the Clippers.

Nick Nurse and Kelly Oubre argue with refs after 108-107 loss to Clippers

Matt Slocum/AP

The NBA announced on Friday that it fined the Philadelphia 76ers forward Kelly Oubre and coach Nick Nurse $50,000 because of how they acted towards referees after the game with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

The game ended 108-107 with Oubre missing a layup and feeling he was fouled by a Clippers player. He then raised his middle finger towards an official as the buzzer sounded. Paul George Before that, the Sixers disagreed with a call that gave the ball to the Clippers, and both Oubre and Nurse complained about it

. After the game, they expressed their frustration toward the referees

. While Nurse’s yelling couldn't be understood by home viewers, Oubre was clearly heard saying, “You’re a bitch,” to the refs. Oubre later said sorry for his outburst, and the officials admitted they missed a foul.However, they still had to pay $50,000 for their actions.

The league stated, “Philadelphia 76ers head coach Nick Nurse has been fined $50,000 for aggressively pursuing and verbally abusing game officials, and 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. has been fined $50,000 for verbally abusing and directing an obscene gesture toward game officials, it was announced today by

, Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations.”

The NBA announced on Friday that it fined Kelly Oubre and coach Nick Nurse $50,000 for their actions towards referees after the game with the Clippers on Wednesday. Joe Dumars, Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations.”

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