Pelicans’ Anthony Davis fined $25,000 for abusing official, failing to leave court in timely manner

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Pelicans big Anthony Davis showed plenty of outrage in his first career ejection Wednesday.

The league thought he went too far.

NBA release:

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been fined $25,000 for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

New Orleans needs Davis – who was restrained by multiple teammates for each of his two technical fouls – on the court. I doubt this becomes a pattern for him, and a fine will only reinforce why he must control his temper, no matter how poorly he’s officiated.