January 2022 Basketball Wiretap

David Vanterpool, Nets Fined For Interfering With Ball In Play

Jan 21, 2022 8:00 AM

The NBA fined the Brooklyn Nets $25,000 and assistant coach David Vanterpool $10,000 for interfering with a ball in play. The incident happened midway through the fourth quarter of the Nets victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

Vanterpool was gesturing on the sideline and deflected a pass thrown by Washington. It ended up in a live-ball turnover with Brooklyn gaining possession.

Following the game, lead official Ben Taylor said that neither he nor his crew saw the deflection live. Because there was no stoppage of play, there was no opportunity to review what happened.


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Julius Randle Fined $25K For Profane Language

Jan 8, 2022 1:18 PM

The NBA has fined Julius Randle $25,000 for "egregious use of profane language" in recent media appearances. The New York Knicks forward was fined for comments after a practice on Wednesday, January 5 and after the game vs the Boston Celtics on Thursday, January 6.

Randle has struggled this season and has come under fire from Knicks fans for his poor play. In the win over Boston, Randle was seen giving New York fans the thumbs down symbol, as well as yelling at the crowd. The next day, Randle issues a lengthy apology for his behavior towards the home fans.

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