NBA fines Steph Curry for throwing mouthguard, Steve Kerr for slamming refs
Both Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry were fined $25K for their actions following Game 6 of the NBA Finals
The Golden State Warriors came undone in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and now they have to literally pay for their actions. On Friday the NBA announced that Stephen Curry and Warriors coach Steve Kerr were each fined $25,000 for their actions in Thursday's game.
Curry was fined for throwing his mouthguard and hitting a fan in frustration after fouling out in the fourth quarter. Here's footage of that temper tantrum.
The Warriors superstar was never at risk of getting suspended for Game 7, though a $25,000 fine is in line with other similar incidents in the past with other players. Miami Heat veteran big man Udonis Haslem was suspended in 2006 for throwing his mouthguard, but his toss was aimed at Joey Crawford, who was officiating the game. Curry's throw is much different as it wasn't directed at anyone, which is why he was fined and not suspended.
"Yeah, I've thrown my mouthpiece before." Curry said after the game. "I usually aim at the scorer's table. I was off aim. I definitely didn't mean to throw it at a fan, but it happened. I went over and apologized to him because that's obviously not where I was trying to take my frustration out."
Curry wasn't the only one who was frustrated by fouling out. Warriors coach Steve Kerr was quite critical of officials in his postgame news conference, calling three of Curry's six fouls "ridiculous." Kerr's fine is the same amount as the one Cavs coach Tyronn Lue received earlier in the series after he criticized officials.
These fines show how frustrated the Warriors became in Game 6 but now they will have to move on and look ahead to Game 7, which is on Sunday at Oracle Arena.
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