In the final moments of the Brooklyn Nets loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, Brooklyn head coach Jason Kidd pulled off a sneaky little stunt where he directed his player to bump into him before intentionally spilling his drink on the court to stall the action and give his team an extra timeout — the Nets were out of time outs and looking to draw up a play when the incident occurred.
It was clearly intentional and obvious cheating from Kidd, so many were wondering whether or not the league would punish him for his actions.
Today, we got our answer.
From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
The NBA will fine Nets coach Jason Kidd $50,000 for his stunt with the dropped cup in loss to Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) November 29, 2013
Honestly, Kidd got off a little light.
When you blatantly bend the rules like that, you deserve a minor suspension as well. If you missed Kidd’s exact stunt, you can watch video of the incident here.
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