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Atlanta Hawks Offseason: Michael Gearon, Ivan Johnson Fined Following Game 6 Loss

Atlanta Hawks owner Michael Gearon and rookie forward Ivan Johnson have been fined by the league for unrelated incidents surrounding the Hawks' Game 6 loss to the Celtics.

Gearon was fined $35,000 for criticizing NBA officials and making negative comments about an opposing player prior to Game 6 against the Celtics.

"We don't get any calls, which I know everybody always hears. But I'll give you a stat. Last night, we are playing this old physical team. They are old. I know what happens when you play basketball: Old guys foul. (Kevin) Garnett is the dirtiest guy in the league. We are playing Boston last night and they had two fouls the whole first half. We had five times that and we're athletic."

Ivan Johnson was fined $25,000 for making an obscene gesture at a fan as he was leaving the court following Atlanta's Game 6 loss to the Celtics.

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