Kevin Durant fined $25,000
Brooklyn Nets striker, Kevin Durant, was fined $25,000 by the NBA for “throwing the ball hard into the spectators’ stands” during the third quarter of the Nets’ win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
After the game was interrupted due to a mistake while driving Durant, he fired the basketball into the stands with 4:40 left in the third quarter. team leader, Shaun Wright, he told a reporter after the match that the referee who made the call, in real time, did not believe the ball would enter the stands hard. But Wright admitted that after watching the post-match video replay, Durant should have been kicked out of the game.
Durant said he was trying to hit the board and he shouldn’t even have to.
“I don’t know, man, I thought I was in the gym by myself and in a little game, not an NBA game,” Durant said of his mistake. “And I can’t do that. It could have cost my team the match, but I hope it won’t happen again.”
“I didn’t know I could be fired for that,” Durant added. “I’m glad I stayed in the game. I’m sure a big fine will come, but I don’t mind giving.”