Patrick Beverley fined $25K for throwing ball into stands at end of Clippers-Lakers (video)

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Patrick Beverley has gone out of his way to hype the Clippers-Lakers rivalry.

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.

NBA release:

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.