As a general rule of thumb, the NBA frowns on players throwing things at fans.
The Sixers’ Jerami Grant has been reminded of that the hard way — the league has fined him $10,000 for “throwing a water bottle into the spectator stands” Sunday against the Wizards at the Verizon Center.
Grant went down trying to score in transition after a hard foul, and he was frustrated. If you watch the video above, you can see the incident. The NBA just is not going to permit that.
This will hit Grant harder than most guys getting fined, as he is making just $845,059 this season (relative to the rest of the NBA, that minimum deal isn’t much). The second-year player out of Syracuse is averaging 9.2 points in 26 minutes a night, having played solid basketball most of the season.