Stephen Curry Fined $50,000 For Tossing Mouthpiece Toward Official, Expresses Regret
Steph Curry mouthpiece toss news
The 29-year-old point guard was ejected and fined $50,000 for chucking his mouthpiece in the direction of an official during the fourth quarter of his team’s 111-101 loss to the Grizzlies in Memphis on Saturday night. Curry was reportedly angry that referees didn’t call a foul on a Grizzlies player as he drove to the basket.
“It’s an expensive mouthpiece toss,” Curry told Chris Haynes of ESPN.com on Monday night. “At the end of the day, it’s not about the money, it’s about me not doing stupid stuff and losing my cool like that. It’s obviously a tough blow, but it’s more so about me recognizing how to handle myself on the court.”
Steph Curry calls the mouthguard throw “stupid” but says it wasn’t directed at the referee pic.twitter.com/RXrxjpaC1h
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Curry was previously fined $25,000 for committing the same offense (but hitting a fan instead) in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The maximum the league can fine a player for such an infraction is $50,000.
The guard, who led his team to win the 2015 and 2017 NBA titles, reportedly won’t be suspended for his actions. Kevin Durant was also ejected with 43 seconds remaining in Saturday’s game but not fined for giving the crowd his middle finger. Andre Iguodala was fined $15,000 for screaming at the official.
On Monday night, Curry also drew headlines before the Warriors’ 133-103 victory over the Mavericks in Dallas when he was seen consoling the nephew of Mavericks guard Devin Harris. Harris’s brother died in a car accident last week.
Stephen Curry praying pregame with a kid who lost his father due to a car accident. ?????? pic.twitter.com/Fdn0C0OM0r
— alex ? (@KDISAWARRIOR) October 24, 2017
Curry also revealed what message he gave Harris’ nephew in that moment:
Steph Curry on what message he gave to Devin Harris’ nephew during their pregame meeting (his father died recently) pic.twitter.com/YupKFFTTGn
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 24, 2017
The Warriors (2-2) next host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – MAY 8: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors directs a play in the first half against the Utah Jazz in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 8, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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