He was obviously excited about the Clippers’ season-opening win over the Lakers last night. So excited, he launched the ball into the stands as time expired.
That’s a no-no.
LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $25,000 for throwing the game ball into the spectator stands, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Clippers’ 112-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 22
The NBA consistently fines players for sending the ball into the stands outside the normal course of game action. It might be overbearing, but at least the league is consistent on these.
Beverley has been fined for this before, though that was under quite different circumstances.