There have been rants throughout the history of sports. From Dennis Green to Herm Edwards to Allen Iverson and everyone in-between. But recently, Memphis Grizzlies head coach, David Fizdale, gave us one for the ages. Fizdale wasn’t pleased, to say the least, about the officiating that took place in the game and he let everyone know it.
Let’s see what Twitter had to say about this one.
Every second Fizdale kept talking, I kept hearing the cha-ching coin noise from Mario Bros.
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) April 18, 2017
The GoFundMe for Dave Fizdale's fine will be posting shortly.
— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) April 18, 2017
DAVID FIZDALE OUT HERE DOING IT FOR THE CULTURE
— Trust The Culture (@n_heatnation) April 18, 2017
HOLY CRAP FIZDALE JUST WENT HARRRRRRRRRD IN POSTGAME WOAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I'LL GET VID. HOLD UP.......
— TAKE THAT FOR DATA (@ChrisVernonShow) April 18, 2017
TAKE THAT FOR DATA
i officially love david fizdale
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 18, 2017
The Spurs are currently living rent-free in David Fizdale's head.
— Joe Buettner🎙 (@Joe_Buettner) April 18, 2017
I am an officiating apologist and David Fizdale just made me want to go fight every ref on the planet for being incompetent
— Andrew Lynch (@AndrewLynch) April 18, 2017
Fizdale out here DEMANDING a fine like pic.twitter.com/0YP7ZF3lr4
— Dan Schultz (@DSchultz89) April 18, 2017
David Fizdale has a nice fine coming in the morning but you have to appreciate a head coach willing to go off for his squad.
— Devin Walker (@Devin_Walker5) April 18, 2017
— Sports Vortex (@Sp0rtsVortex) April 18, 2017
Fizdale said: "You ain't gon' ROOK us." Haha.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) April 18, 2017
Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale went off on the officiating of tonight's game! 😳 pic.twitter.com/a1uQwI6DWe
— Leading NBA ™ (@LeadingNBA_) April 18, 2017
Grizzlies HC David Fizdale fined $30k after "take that for data" comment 😂
— Spark Sports (@Spark_Sports_) April 19, 2017
Fizdale's $30K fine by the NBA for critical comments about the officiating will be paid by Grizzlies sponsorship partner ServiceMaster.
— Michael Wallace (@MyMikeCheck) April 19, 2017
David Fizdale showing up at the NBA offices to pay his fine: pic.twitter.com/8lGbU1x0Q9
— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) April 19, 2017
How ServiceMaster reacted when the NBA fined Fizdale $30,000 pic.twitter.com/QyR2XhTfJX
— Grizz Growler (@GrizzGrowlerMEM) April 19, 2017
Fizdale said Mike Conley sent him a text after the rant, thanking him from the whole team.
— Geoff Calkins (@geoff_calkins) April 19, 2017
Mike Conley on David Fizdale's $30K "take that for data" fine: "We told him right away, you're not going to have to pay that."
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) April 19, 2017
— theScore NBA (@theScoreNBA) April 19, 2017
— Lausanne Athletics (@LausanneLynx) April 19, 2017
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 19, 2017
— Spurs Family (@SASpurs5) April 18, 2017
— FOX Sports Grizzlies (@GrizzliesOnFSSE) April 18, 2017
SOMEBODY START A GOFUNDME RIGHT NOW TO HELP FIZDALE PAY THIS FINE HE'S ABOUT TO GET. A WORTHY CAUSE. WOAH. RESPECT pic.twitter.com/HEMKiHjBkT
— Made in Memphis (@MadeinMemphis1) April 18, 2017
Not sure if this is what will help the Grizzlies beat the Spurs. But at the very least it looks like Fizdale got his message across and has rallied his troops behind him.