The NBA handed down fines today on Warriors players, Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala for their actions during Saturday night’s loss to the Grizzlies. Sam Amick of USA Today was first with the information.
Steph Curry will receive a $50,000 fine for throwing his mouthpiece, I’m told, and Andre Iguodala a $15,000 fine for yelling at the ref
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) October 23, 2017
The $50,000 fine is the maximum the league is able to enforce for the situation. This comes after Steph was fined $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece during the finals in 2016. The league wasn’t able to prove that Steph was trying to throw his mouthpiece at the ref, which is likely the reason for no suspension.
The strangest part of all of this is the $15,000 fine for Iguodala. He seemed to be trying to calm Steph down and never once did I see him get hostile towards the referees. Kevin Durant was the one who had alot to say to the refs and got ejected along with Steph. The league did not announce any type of discipline for Durant.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant ejected late in 4th Quarter loss to Grizzlies pic.twitter.com/C5dpDtzabx
— NBCS Warriors News (@NBCSWarriors) October 22, 2017
For his part, Steph has been apologetic about the whole incident. “I didn’t even need to watch it,” said Curry. “In the grand scheme of things, it’s Game 3, we were playing terrible, I was frustrated because I was fouling and I thought I got fouled on the last play. The reaction was definitely a little over the top.”
The Warriors play at Dallas on Monday night and will look to get on track after a 1-2 start.
Written by Joe Casey