Shaq slapped with fine


NEW YORK, December 28 – Boston Celtics giant center Shaquille O'Neal has been slapped with a 35,000 dollar fine by the National Basketball Association for criticizing game officials, the league announced Monday.The fine comes after O’Neal fouled out of Boston’s 86-78 loss to Orlando in the fourth quarter on Saturday.

O’Neal finished with just two points in 13 minutes of work and referred to the officials as "control freaks" in his post-game comments.

O’Neal has now fouled out 63 times in his career.