National Basketball Association hands Stephen Curry $50000 fine for mouthpiece incident


That frustration boiled over towards the end of the loss in Memphis for two of the Warriors' stars, as Steph Curry and Kevin Durant both got ejected.

Curry was fined $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece during Game 6 of the 2016 Finals.

As per Bleacher Report, both Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were ejected from last night's National Basketball Association game, which ultimately resulted in the Warriors losing 111-101 to the Grizzlies, for arguing with the referees. Curry will not face a suspension, but his teammate Andre Iguodala will be fined $15,000 for yelling at the officials.

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And there was no hesitation from the referee to eject the two-time MVP from the arena. "I'm pretty sure, based on the precedent that was set the last time I threw my mouthpiece, that there will be a fine". "I got better aim than that".

Curry has been apologetic about the incident. "In the grand scheme of things, it's Game 3, we were playing awful, I was frustrated because I was fouling and I thought I got fouled on the last play". I deserved to get kicked out, and that's what happened. Curry thought he was fouled on the play, took his mouthpiece out and angrily threw it in the direction of the referee.

The NBA fell short of actually suspending Curry for Monday's game in Dallas and beyond since the mouthpiece did not hit the official. I would say I wasn't trying to hit him with it or put him in danger by any type of stretch of the imagination. "Obviously, I'll learn from it and try not to do it again".