Buddy Hield has to write a check for $25,000 to the NBA.
The league announced Monday that it has fined the Kings shooting guard for kicking the game ball into the stands after the win over the Celtics on Sunday.
Buddy Hield has been fine $25,000 by the NBA for punting the ball into the stands after the Kings' win over the Celtics.— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) November 19, 2019
The incident occurred as the Kings were celebrating their thrilling 100-99 victory over the best team in the Eastern Conference.
After Celtics guard Marcus Smart's potential game-winning shot rolled off the rim at the buzzer, the ball bounced out in the direction of midcourt. Hield, running towards the Kings' bench to celebrate with his teammates, punted the ball into the stands.
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Replays sent out by the league show the ball tailing over the Kings bench and into the crowd. No word on if anyone was hit by the ball.