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Apr 6, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) is pressured by Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem (40) during the first half at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Players Fined by League for Playing in Alumni Game

A variety of NBA players recently participated in a University of Washington alumni event this past June. Names included Philadelphia 76ers forward Spencer Hawes, Memphis Grizzlies guards Quincy Pondeter and Tony Wroten and Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas.

The NBA fined each player $15,000.

The NBA has a rule in place that its players are not allowed to participate in any exhibitions prior to July 1 or after September 15 unless it is ran past the league first.

Apparently these guys didn’t check with the NBA.

Here’s  Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

The NBA fined Philadelphia 76ers forward Spencer Hawes, Memphis Grizzlies guards Quincy Pondexter and Tony Wroten and Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas for participating in a June 23 game at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, league sources told Y! Sports.
It wasn’t immediately known if several other former Washington Huskies involved in the game, including Chicago Bulls free-agent guard Nate Robinson and Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross, were subject to the fines.

In the grand scheme 0f things it is not a lot of money for the players. That being said, this rule and its implementation is a bit much. What do you think?

 

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