Basketball Wiretap

John Wall, Jae Crowder Receive Fines For Postgame Confrontation

Jan 14, 2017 9:46 PM

John Wall and Jae Crowder were each fined for their confrontation following the Boston Celtics' win over the Washington Wizards.

Crowder received a fine of $25,000 while Wall was fined $15,000.

The penalties were announced by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

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Knicks Fine Derrick Rose For Unexcused Absence

Jan 10, 2017 1:35 PM

Derrick Rose has been fined by the New York Knicks for missing Monday's loss against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Rose won't receive a suspension and will be in uniform on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Knicks were unsure of Rose's whereabouts throughout Monday's game.

Rose was back at the Knicks' practice facility on Tuesday.

Rose confirmed he returned to Chicago for a family issue and his absence was unrelated to basketball. Rose flew back to New York on Tuesday morning.

Rose said he didn't pick up his phone when the Knicks called because needed his "space."

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Paul George Fined $15k For 'Little Brother' Remark

Dec 28, 2016 6:47 PM

Paul George has been fined $15,000 by the NBA while Nate McMillan received a $10,000 fine for publicly criticizing the officials.

George and McMillan were irked by the lack of foul calls the Pacers received against the Bulls on Monday night.

"I've been fined multiple times," George told reporters. "I've been vocal to the point where the league issues [a statement], 'Hey, we missed a call. Hey, we missed that.' Officials do it during games [saying], 'I missed that call, I missed this call. We're sorry. We're sorry.' It's getting repetitive.

"They see it, they know what's going on. They know what's a foul. They know what's not a foul. It comes down from somewhere else how these games are going, I believe."

George was asked if he felt that things would be different if he played for a big-market team.

"Since I've been in this jersey we've always fought this battle," George said. "Ever since I've been playing, ever since I've been in this jersey, we've fought this battle. Maybe the league has teams they like so they can give them the benefit of the doubt. We're the little brother of the league. We're definitely the little brother of the league."


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DeMarcus Cousins Receives Fine From Kings For Confrontation With Reporter

Dec 20, 2016 10:29 AM

DeMarcus Cousins has received a substantial fine from the Sacramento Kings for his confrontation with a reporter from the Sacramento Bee.

The fine amount was undisclosed and there was no game suspension from the Kings.

"The Kings have a clear set of standards of conduct expected of our entire organization. As a result of negative interactions with certain members of the media that were not corrected after verbal warnings, we have decided to impose a substantial fine," the team said in a statement to ESPN. "If this behavior is repeated again we will be forced to consider further discipline."

The column referenced the arrest of Cousins' brother.

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