This might make him feel a littler better.
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been fined $15,000 for kicking the ball into the spectator stands, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident, for which George was assessed a technical foul and ejected, occurred with 1:42 remaining in the third quarter of the Pacers’ 111-94 win over the Chicago Bulls on Nov. 5
I’m a little surprised George wasn’t suspended considering the ball hit a fan.
I believe George didn’t intend to hit the fan, but that’s what happened. George invited that unfortunate outcome by recklessly kicking the ball.
George might not be thrilled to lose $15,000, but the fine is deserved. I suspect he’ll be happier he can remain on the court and help get the Pacers back on track.