First off, let me say that I don’t necessarily agree with how Stan Van Gundy commented. I agree that it came off a bit unprofessional and a bit of a sore loser. However, can we completely disagree that Lebron James doesn’t receive a lot more leverage then most from the referees?
That’s not necessarily his fault, and he isn’t the only star player that has received some help from the refs. However, Gundy stated what he, along with many people, strongly believe. Of course, the NBA wastes no time in fining him $25k.
I understand that $25k isn’t much to someone like Stan Van Gundy, who has a $20 million net worth, but it definitely shows how soft the NBA has truly become. Stan Van Gundy was in the middle of a tough PLAYOFF game, one he was starting to lose control of, and decided to stir the pot a bit. Truthfully, it makes things a lot more interesting. Gundy did not make a racial remark and did not threaten anyone. He simply stated his opinion and got fined.
I think that’s ridiculous, but that’s just my opinion. I’d love to hear what everyone thinks about the fine and whether or not you agree with Van Gundy’s comments?