SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The NBA has fined Sacramento Kings player Buddy Hield $20,000 for using inappropriate language toward a referee, the league announced on Monday.
The incident happened at the end of the Kings’ Saturday 129-128 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.READ MORE: Man Suspected Of 2017 Lodi Shooting Arrested In Tulare County
Hield allegedly directed the language at game officials. Exactly what was said was not disclosed by the league.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old DUI Suspect Arrested After Deadly Crash In Tuolumne County
The game ended contentiously, with a timeout being called by Bucks player as he went out of bounds causing several Kings coaches to yell in protest.MORE NEWS: Cal Fire: Fire That Started Under Foresthill Bridge Was Caused By Arson
Hield was the Kings’ second-highest scorer that game, accounting for 19 points in the close loss.