Tony Allen is a veteran, he had to know a fine was coming as soon as he did this.
The league cannot have its players randomly hitting cameramen on the sidelines. Doesn’t matter if nobody was hurt, or that Allen apologized, or that the cameraman in question, Bo Bradley, says he was fine and it’s no big deal. It sets a bad precedent. The league announced it had fined Allen on Monday.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been fined $15,000 for intentionally striking a camera on the baseline during the Grizzlies’ 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, Nov. 3, at FedEx Forum, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
At the time Allen was clearly frustrated with a call after he had rotated over to help on Omer Asik. Allen walked over to the baseline, then slapped Bradley’s camera.
CHICAGO – NBA commissioner Adam Silver wanted to overhaul the schedule – including in-season and play-in tournaments – for the league’s 75th-anniversary season, 2021-22.
Instead, the Board of Governors vote planned for April was canceled.
Not because the ideas were unpopular, according to Silver. Because they were too popular.
“When we went to our teams, the Players Association and our media partners – probably the most important constituents in making changes,” Silver said, “the response we got was that, frankly, there was so much interest that they didn’t think it made sense to do it as a one-off.”
It’s easy to be skeptical of spin. But Silver is adamant.
“I strongly believe we will end up with some sort of in-season tournament and a play-in tournament,” Silver said.
The NBA will probably eventually have a play-in tournament. It makes a lot of sense, both competitively and financially. When those considerations align, things usually get done.
The league might even also add an in-season tournament. But it’s hard to find people actually enthusiastic about that idea.
Did Dwyane Wade violate judges’ agreement to keep dunk contest tied?
Gordon’s final dunk was better than Jones’ final dunk. But Jones dunked better throughout the contest. Does that mean Gordon got robbed? At that point, yes. But Jones should have won the contest before then.
The bigger problem is judging dunks on a 6-10 scale. They should be judged relative to each other, and Jones’ were better.