Detroit Pistons F-C Rasheed Wallace was fined by the National Basketball Association on June 3rd for his actions following a Detroit loss in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Miami Heat.The Detroit Pistons starting PF Rasheed Wallace was fined $2000,000 for using unsuitable language while talking with the media and complaining openly about officiating.
The announcement of Rasheed being fined was made by Stu Jackson, the NBA’s Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations on June 3rd.
Wallace’s comments about the officiating and his out of place comments with the media were made after the Pistons lost game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat 88-76 while playing at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami Florida.
Wallace is averaging in the 2005 post-season 14.6 PPG, 7.40 RPG and 1.2 APG. He has appeared in all 17 games of the Pistons playoff run so far.
Rasheed was drafted out of the University of North Carolina by the Washington Bullets (now Washington Wizards) with the fourth overall pick in the 1995 NBA draft.
Statistics for Rasheed Wallace’s post-season were through the first 16 games of the 2005 playoffs.
Wallace had 11 points, 9 rebounds and 0 assists in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat which the Pistons won easily 91-66 on their home court on June 4th.