Luka Doncic’s Complaining Lands Him In Hot Water As He’s Fined $35,000 For ‘Inappropriate’ Gesture


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The National Basketball Association has fined Dallas Mavericks’ All Star Luka Doncic $35,000 for making a money gesture towards referees on Wednesday night.

Doncic was unhappy with the referees for not calling a foul on Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during the final moments of the game. In a video of the play, Doncic is seen receiving a pass under the basket and missing the point-blank layup underneath the hoop with Green defending over him.

The missed shot gave the Warriors possession of the basketball again and Golden State center Kevon Looney would put the game on ice with two made free throws. Prior to Looney hitting both free throws on the other end of the floor, Doncic would make a money gesture towards the referees for not giving him the foul call. He possibly insinuated that the refs had money on the Warriors to win or had been paid off, NBC Sports reported.

To the surprise of nobody, Doncic was hit with a fine for his gesture.

On Friday, the league announced in a statement that Doncic would be fined $35,000 for “directing an inappropriate and unprofessional gesture toward a game official.”

Luka Doncic plays basketball beautifully. I sincerely mean that. There’s nothing that he can’t do on the court at an elite level. His passes are flawless, he can shoot the lights out, he can defend well, the list goes on and on.

With that said, the four-time All Star is gaining the reputation of being a notorious complainer. It seems like every time he doesn’t receive a foul call, he complains to the referees. Any sort of physicality makes him whine. Heck, if a defender breathes on him too hard, he cries. (RELATED: Watch This Brooklyn Nets Fan Get His Heart Crushed By Decisive Game Winning Three-Point Shot)

Below are clips of Doncic taking his complaining way too far.

Doncic has a bright future in the NBA going forward, but if he doesn’t stop complaining about every non-call, I don’t think Dallas will ever win a championship with him.