Andre Iguodala fined $25k for ‘recklessly’ throwing ball into stands (video)

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Andre Iguodala didn’t convince the referees his end-of-half, past-the-buzzer heave deep into the stands was a basketball play. They ejected him.

He didn’t convince the league office, either.

NBA release:

Golden State guard-forward Andre Iguodala has been fined $25,000 for recklessly throwing the game ball into the spectator stands, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident, for which Iguodala received a technical foul and was ejected, occurred after time had expired in the second quarter of the Warriors’ 115-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 29

That’s the standard fine for throwing something into the stands, and Iguodala probably deserves it. But I thought he might get the benefit of the doubt for attempting a long shot.

Apparently not, though.