There are a few things that are predictable in the often roulette-like NBA fine structure.
One of those consistent, predictable things: Do the “big balls dance” and you get fined. That’s the celebration that has been around the league for a long time and may best be remembered as Sam Cassell’s go-to celebration.
The latest victim, the Lakers’ Julius Randle. After he hit the game winner against Miami this week, he ran down the court celebrating with the banned dance. Friday, the league announced a $15,000 fine for Randle. Just another “welcome to the NBA” moment for the improving forward.