Knicks' Julius Randle fined for criticizing officials, inappropriate language toward them

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Julius Randle confronts refs
Julius Randle confronts refs

The NBA announced that Knicks' F Julius Randle was fined $15,000 for inappropriate language directed at officials and publicly criticizing them.

Both incidents came after Monday's 101-100 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, after Randle was called for a late foul that said was 'f---ing ridiculous.'

The Knicks led 100-99 with six seconds to play when Shake Milton missed a layup. Nerlens Noel appeared to rebound the ball, but Randle was called for a loose-ball foul on Tobias Harris.

Randle also was visibly upset with a traveling call against him after a tie-up with Nets' G Kyrie Irving on March 15.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau made sure to bite his tongue on the officiating after Monday's loss, but Randle was openly critical, thus the fine.

"They have to do a better job. It's too many games like this," Randle said on Monday.