Warriors' Andre Iguodala fined $25K for throwing ball into stands | Inquirer Sports

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala fined $25K for throwing ball into stands

/ 04:54 PM January 01, 2019

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on December 3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State swingman Andre Iguodala has been fined $25,000 for “recklessly” throwing a ball into the stands during a game on Saturday, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe said Monday.

Iguodala received a technical foul and was ejected from the game after the incident, which occurred after time expired in the second quarter of the Warriors 115-105 victory over the Trail Blazers in Portland.

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Iguodala, unable to corral a loose ball before the halftime buzzer, then heaved it from half court over the basket and into the crowd.

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He was issued the technical foul and tossed from the game for a “hostile act”.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr wasn’t surprised that Iguodala was ejected.

“If you throw something into the stands — a mouthpiece, a ball or whatever — you get ejected,” Kerr said. “I guess the distinction the officials had to make was, was that a shot? Was he just throwing the ball toward the hoop at the end of the half? Was it out of frustration? And they deemed it was out of frustration.”

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