Paul George fined $15,000 for kicking ball into stands

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Pacers star Paul George is pretty frustrated.

This might make him feel a littler better.

NBA release:

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.