Nov 16, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson argues a call with referee Eli Roe (44) during the third quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden. Atlanta Hawks won 110-90. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA fines New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson for blasting referees


The New York Knicks aren’t happy with the calls they’ve been receiving – or should I say – lack of calls, in recent weeks. One player at the center of the irritation is that of Carmelo Anthony, who has been relatively vocal in regards to the lack of calls he’s recieved.

Melo recently suggested he’d have to draw blood to get a call, a sentiment head coach Mike Woodson agreed with in a recent radio interview. Woodson ranted about the poor job referees have been doing, especially in regards to Carmelo as Woodson suggested the former Orangeman didn’t get ‘star’ calls.

That of course didn’t sit well with the league, who fined Woodson $25,000 dollars for the comment:

Mike Woodson has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating, it was announced today by NBA

Melo may want to chip in (or pay all) on the fine considering Woodson was sticking up for his displeased player.

For what it’s worth, Anthony is averaging 7.5 free throw attempts per game. Kevin Durant leads the league at 12.5.

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