Basketball Wiretap

Andre Drummond Receives $15,000 Fine For Striking Roy Hibbert In Head

Dec 1, 2016 8:16 PM

Andre Drummond has been fined $15,000 for striking Charlotte Hornets center Roy Hibbert in the back of the head with an elbow.

The incident, for which Drummond was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected, occurred with 4:09 remaining in the second quarter of the Pistons’ 112-89 win over the Hornets on Nov. 29 at Spectrum Center.

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Doc Rivers Fined $15,000 For Ejection During Nets' Loss

Dec 1, 2016 8:15 PM

Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 for directing verbal abuse towards a game official and not leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection.

The incident occurred with 18.6 seconds remaining in the first overtime of the Clippers’ 127-122 double-overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 29 at Barclays Center.

Rivers was initially assessed a technical foul for crossing the halfcourt line while engaging with a referee.

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Bradley Beal Fined $15,000 For Grabbing Evan Fournier's Throat

Nov 27, 2016 6:58 PM

Bradley Beal has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for grabbing the throat of Evan Fournier during Friday's 94-91 win by the Washington Wizards over the Orlando Magic.

The incident occurred during a fourth-quarter scuffle that resulted in double technical fouls being called on Beal and Fournier.

While several players from both teams clustered together amid some pushing, Beal reached out with his left arm and grabbed Fournier’s throat hard enough to leave a mark.

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Steve Kerr Fined $25,000 For Blooper Reel Comments About Refs

Nov 20, 2016 2:14 PM

Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing referees.

“How is it that everybody on Earth can see these traveling violations except for the three people that we pay to do the job?” Kerr told KNBR. “I don’t get it. It’s bizarre. (Traveling is) a point of emphasis on one particular play and that’s when you catch and go…It’s just the one that the officials are taught to see.”

“But I can literally put together a blooper reel of plays that are embarrassing travels that are just not called. I believe it’s a case of they have so many things to look at — they are looking at defensive three seconds, the contact in the lane when people are cutting through the lane, they’re looking at the charge and block circle — they’re looking at everything except what they should be looking at which is the basic rule of the game, which is traveling. And it’s a shame because guys are getting away with murder out there and the fans see it.”

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