Detroit’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope fined $10,000 for kicking chair


The NBA league office has started a campaign to protect courtside chairs from violence. Apparently. Those chairs need our help. And won’t somebody please think of the children!?

Detroit Pistons’ guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been fined $10,000 for kicking a courtside chair in frustration as he was being escorted off the court Monday, the league announced Wednesday.

The incident happened the end of the third quarter Monday. Caldwell-Pope was ejected from the Pistons’ loss to the Bulls for arguing a call (that was pretty clearly a foul). He’d had an earlier technical for slamming a ball to the ground; this one was a second and an automatic ejection.

As Caldwell-Pope was leaving the court, he kicked a courtside chair (you can sort of see it in the video above at the :49 mark). That’s going to cost him.