Drew Gooden of the Wizards has been fined $15,000 for “committing an unnecessary act by clamping Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard Nick Young’s arm and attempting to throw him to the floor,” the league announced on Saturday via official release.
The incident occurred with just over two minutes remaining in Washington’s win in L.A. on Friday.
Interesting choice of discipline here. Gooden clearly started it all with the way he yanked Young down, but Young’s retaliation and Jordan Hill’s intervention (for which he was ejected) both escaped additional punishment.
NEW ORLEANS — Russell Westbrook hit 4-of-6 3-pointers in the third quarter.
This one apparently put him on fire to the point he had to cool himself off.
It’s hard to find a new low for defense in an NBA All-Star Game.
But Stephen Curry was laying down on defense. Literally.
The result was a Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk and Curry ending up in the highlight anyway.
Hey, DeAndre Jordan, where was this Saturday night during the Dunk Contest?
The Clippers’ big man threw down an off-the-backboard alley-oop from Russell Westbrook during the All-Star Game Sunday that was better than anything he did on Saturday night. Enjoy
NEW ORLEANS — Even in a game conducive to highlights, LeBron James went above and beyond.