Kyrie Irving has been hit with a $25,000 fine for his throwing of the game ball into the crowd after the Boston Celtics' loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
Irving was not pleased after seeing Jamal Murray attempt a shot that would have taken him to the 50-point mark after the game was decided. And he angrily tossed the ball into the crowd.
“The ball deserves to go in the crowd after a bulls**t move like that," he told reporters after the game. "So I threw it in the crowd.”
The league has since announced a fine for the Boston guard, who scored 31 points in the 107-115 loss to the Western Conference side.
A statement on NBA.com reads: "Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 for throwing the basketball into the spectator stands, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
"The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Celtics’ 115-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 5 at Pepsi Center."
Despite Kyrie's angry gesture, he congratulated Murray after the game, explaining that it was a heat-of-the-moment thing he was already over.
Murray, meanwhile, has said that he wasn't trying to be disrespectful and was just looking to record the first 50-point game of his career.
“I think my emotions took over, as it normally does," he said. "No disrespect to the Boston organization and fans with that shot - I just had in my mind that I was going to go 50, and I think everybody kind of understood that was what I was trying to do.
I really wasn't meaning no disrespect. I know half the team over there, so no hard feelings.”