Warriors player fined $50,000 for dirty mouth

It’s no secret that athletes sometimes let their emotions get the best of them.  It’s part of their competitive nature that tends to out them on edge.  However, sometimes they can go too far, ending up saying or doing things that go beyond acceptable boundaries.  One player who got a little carried away has now been slapped with a $50,000 fine for his recent outburst.

It all started when Draymond Green, a forward for the Golden State Warriors, was fouled by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant during the recent matchup between the two teams. Grant connected with Green with his elbow, resulting in Green receiving a bloody gash.  When referee Lauren Holtkamp didn’t call the supposed foul, Green complained about inappropriate language, according to the official.  He doubled up later in the game after throwing the ball at Holtkamp’s direction and was quickly ejected. 

The 6-foot, 7-inch tall Green entered the NBA after being drafted by the Warriors in 2012.  He has bragging rights to several highlights of his five-year career.  He’s an All-Star player, has won two championship games, was the NBA steals leader last year and is an NBA  Defensive Player of the Year.  He can also now add league leader in technical fouls to the list, with a total of 13.  The Warriors would go on to lose the game 125-101. 

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