Kelly Oubre Jr and Nick Nurse Fined $50K for ‘Verbally Abusing’ Game Officials

The NBA has announced that both Philadelphia 76ers coach Nick Nurse and guard Kelly Oubre Jr. have been fined $50,000 each for their conduct after a controversial loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

Both parties have been penalized for verbally pursuing and verbally abusing game officials, and Oubre has also been fined for directing an obscene gesture towards game officials. After a non-call on Oubre in the game’s final seconds, both parties expressed their frustration about the situation.

Oubre had some pointed language for the officiating crew, while Nurse was visibly upset but not quite as animated. Oubre later apologized for losing his cool and acknowledged that he needs to work on controlling his emotions. The Sixers’ current record is 39-34 and they are currently in possession of the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

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