Jordan Clarkson pushes referee, fined $25,000

As expected, the NBA has fined Clarkson for contact with a referee — it will cost him $25,000.

The league going to draw a hard line on pushing a referee.

Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson scored, stole the ensuing inbound pass and was headed toward the basket again.

But he collided with a referee and lost the ball out of bounds – which is pretty darned frustrating.

You just can’t push the referee, though.

Clarkson received a technical foul. He was lucky he didn’t ejected (or not, considering the Suns won comfortably and it was New Year’s Eve).