Bulls’ Robin Lopez fined $25k for yelling at officials | Inquirer Sports

Bulls’ Robin Lopez fined $25k for yelling at officials

/ 10:35 AM March 31, 2018

Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) reacts after receiving two technical fouls and being ejected from an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat during the second half Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

NEW YORK — Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez has been fined $25,000 for yelling at officials and failing to leave the court quickly enough after he was ejected from a game against the Miami Heat.

The league announced the fine on Friday for Lopez’s behavior in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 103-92 loss to Miami on Thursday.

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Lopez picked up a pair of technicals with 8:43 remaining, and he gestured and pointed as he yelled at officials while walking off the floor.

“I was emotional. I had a life reaction,” Lopez said after the game. “I felt I was never given the time to cool down. I was making my way towards the bench and I was hit with that second T right away. I was a little caught off guard. … It’s not something I’m particularly ashamed of. I play with passion. If I do something I feel is wrong, I apologize for it. If not, I’ll stand by it.”

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