The Memphis Grizzlies had just snapped an 11-game losing streak Monday night, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it must have felt like the weight of the world was off the shoulders of Marc Gasol. His postgame interview on the game broadcast started with:
“It’s the happiest win of a regular-season game that I ever had.”
However, he ended that interview with:
“Overall, we won. F*** it.”
That second one will cost him. Wednesday the NBA announced a $15,000 fine for Gasol for “using profane language during a live television interview.”
He had to know that was coming the second the words came out of his mouth. Gasol just didn’t care.
He’d probably be willing to pay more fines if the Grizzlies could rack up more wins and get back into the West playoff picture.