In the semi-brawl that took place, the NBA came down hard with suspensions and fines to both teams. While Pacers’ guard, Lance Stephenson didn’t get suspended, he did however receive a fine of $35,000.
The backup point guard for the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson has a salary of just $870,000. A fine like this would hurt his wallet greatly and result in 4% of his pre-tax savings.
Lance Stephenson have a salary of just $870k. A $35k fine represents 4% of his pre-tax earnings.
— RealGM (@RealGM) February 27, 2013
Roy Hibbert saw that his teammate had no reason to be in the fight at all but saw that Stephenson intentions resulted in being a good friend. Hibbert therefore wants to return the favor and has offered to pay for Stephenson’s fine, Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star writes.
Hibbert told The Indy Star that he's going to pay Lance Stephenson's $35K fine for being a good teammate and having his back.
— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNFL) February 27, 2013
Stephenson intervened in a shoving match between Hibbert and David Lee.