It’s a fairly steep fine, but either of these guys could have been suspended a game for their actions so there shouldn’t be much complaining.
Phoenix’s Jared Dudley and Washington’s Brandon Jennings each got a $35,000 fine for their part in a recent incident between their teams. Dudley’s fine was for making contact with Jason Smith, while Jennings got his for “making menacing gestures on the playing court,” which is code for he shaped his hand like a gun and pointed it at Dudley.
You can see the incident above. It started when Smith was called for an offensive foul as he laid out Phoenix’s Tyler Ulis on a screen. Dudley took exception to the hard foul, ran across the floor get in Smith’s face, headbutting Smith when he arrived. This led to a bit of a scuffle, where Jennings made a very obvious gun and shooting gesture with his hand.
At the time, both were ejected from the game. Now they get to write some checks, too.
The Grizzlies lost for the 15th time in their last 16 games, a 25-point drubbing at home against the Heat, last night.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in Memphis.
This young fan – while playing in the halftime scrimmage – stopped his dribble, stepped on the ball, whipped off his youth jersey to reveal a Marc Gasol jersey, flexed, re-started his dribbled then drove for a basket.
Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation:
The Grizzlies don’t deserve this hero.
For better or worse, DeMarcus Cousins is moody.
Just after getting dunked on by Clint Capela, Cousins showed his frustration by pushing Trevor Ariza after a whistle. The Pelicans center got his NBA-leading ninth technical foul – automatic suspension triggered at No. 16 – but I’m surprised this didn’t escalate beyond just that.
The Thunder suffered a rough home loss to the Hornets, but at least Oklahoma City produced a couple fun highlights.
Not only did Russell Westbrook have this powerful dunk, Paul George put the moves on Jeremy Lamb.
David West is 37 years old.