NBA fines Thunder's Patrick Patterson $10K for tweet criticizing officiating

The Thunder forward tweeted a criticism of NBA officials after they missed a call at the end of Friday night's loss to the Bucks.

The NBA has fined Thunder forward Patrick Patterson $10,000 for tweeting profanity and scathing criticism of NBA officials on Saturday.

Patterson's criticism referenced a controversial play Friday night. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo stepped out of bounds on the baseline driving to the basket for a dunk with 1.1 seconds remaining to put the Bucks up 97-95.

"They’ve been SHIT this year," Patterson tweeted. "There needs to be some kind of consequence for their downright awfulness rather than pointless apologies from their bosses."

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Officials could not review the play because the whistle had not blown, and the NBA admitted Saturday that officials had missed the call.

Despite the fine, Patterson's tweet was still live as of Sunday night.

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