Bynum fined for criticizing refs

Updated: February 27, 2010, 7:24 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum said he knew exactly what he was doing when he publicly criticized game officials after the Lakers' 101-96 loss Wednesday to the Dallas Mavericks.

The comments elicited a $25,000 fine Friday from the NBA. After the Dallas game Bynum said, "It's hard to win when it's five against eight."

"I decided to say that before the interview because it was ridiculous," Bynum said. "I knew it was going to happen; whether it was fair is ...

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