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Eddie House fined for his... celebration

Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:03 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2011 6:06 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Eddie House of the Miami Heat has been fined for his celebration following the go-ahead 3-pointer against Oklahoma City Sunday.

House was hit with a $25,000 fine for "making an obscene gesture," the NBA said. If you missed it, House pulled out Sam Cassel's famous "big balls" move.



Kobe Bryant has pulled the move before as have a number of other players. Granted, House did his rather demostratively, but still, I feel like plenty of others have done this and not been fined. It obviously doesn't help House that the game was on national televsion on a Sunday afternoon though.

When I saw House do it, he was almost too excited to pull it out. Almost like he had been anxiously waiting the opportunity and as soon as the shot went in it hit him. Do the big balls dance!! And he busted it out and ran the entire length of the court while also yelling what appeared to be every sort of profanity you can think of.

It would've been pretty cool if an official had spotted House's gesture and nailed him with a taunting technical right there. I mean as long as we're playing up the "respect for the game" stuff, shouldn't this fall under that? That certainly would've gotten House's attention too. I would've been a point for the Thunder and possession, giving them a chance to win.

Erik Spoelstra said of House's move, "It won't happen again."

It does seem relatively hypocritical of the league to fine House while Kevin Garnett went unpunished for his big-balling of Channing Frye though. I understand policing excessive celebration tactics like this and House's definitely was excessive, but it just seems a bit odd in lieu of what happened with Garnett.

I do wonder if the league is going to keep an eye on these sort of things though because players tend to slip in little moves like this all the time. House got caught though, but that's just because it wasn't hard to miss.
Category: NBA
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Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Eddie House fined for his... celebration

Funny, Eddie.  The apparent number of balls you have is higher than your PPG!  Act like you've made a shot before, DB.  Another reason to hate the Miami Luke-Warm.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Eddie House fined for his... celebration

That move is actually from the movie Major League 2. I thought it was funny just because it reminds me of the movie.





Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Eddie House fined for his... celebration

My d1ck cost a late night fee,
Your d1ck got the HIV.
My d1ck plays on the double feature screen,
Your d1ck went straight to DVD.



Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Eddie House fined for his... celebration

I am talking about mike..., and all other children who use CBSsports.com to post their childish rants/comments.  You are just as responsible for what is happening in the Middle East as they are.  And you will be next to blame when the U.S. crumbles because of immorality and immaturity. 



Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:45 pm
 

Eddie House fined for his... celebration

Here we go again.   Another child who cannot use adult language.  The Lord is keeping tabs.  The list is getting much longer indeed. 



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Eddie House fined for his... celebration

In other news, Chris Bosh is still a bitch with no interest in the integrity of the game just his paycheck.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Eddie House fined for his... celebration

$12,500 for each ballTongue out




Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Eddie House fined for his... celebration

Yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwn.
Maybe the most idiotic celebration move ever, but other than that, a huge snore.


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