The NBA fined Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal $35,000 Monday for public comments about the officiating following Boston’s 86-78 Christmas Day loss to the Magic in Orlando.
O’Neal fouled out in only 13 minutes of playing time and sounded off after the game.
“I guess they came out to see No. 26 today,” O’Neal said, referring to official No. 26, Bob Delaney. “… He was a great player out there today.