28 Dec 2010

Shaq fined for verbal spray

12:18 pm on 28 December 2010

Then Boston Celtics basketballer Shaquille O'Neal was fined $US 35,000 ($NZ 46,700) by the NBA for criticizing the referee after the Christmas Day defeat at the hands of his former team Orlando Magic.

O'Neal fouled out in only 13 minutes of play in the 86-78 loss and took aim at referee Bob Delaney who wore the number 26.