Stephen Curry, Steve Kerr Fined For NBA Finals Outbursts
During the Golden State Warriors' loss to the Cavs on Thursday night (June 16), star Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr both lost their cool... and have been fined for it.
The NBA fined them $25,000 each for their outbursts during the 115-101 loss in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Curry was fined for throwing his mouthpiece into the crowd, which resulted in him being automatically ejected, with 4:22 left in the fourth quarter after being called for his sixth foul. The mouthpiece hit the son of one of the Cavs' minority owners, who was sitting in the front row. Curry eventually apologized.
Kerr was fined for his remarks about the officiating.
"He had every right to be upset. He's the MVP of the league. He gets six fouls called on him, three of them were absolutely ridiculous," Kerr later said. "He steals the ball from Kyrie [Irving] clean at one point. LeBron [James] flops on the last one. [Referee] Jason Phillips falls for that -- for a flop. As the MVP of the league, we're talking about these touch fouls in the NBA Finals.
"Let me be clear: We did not lose because of the officiating. They totally outplayed us, and Cleveland deserved to win. But those three of the six fouls were incredibly inappropriate calls for anybody, much less the MVP of the league."
Game 7 is scheduled for Sunday (June 19) in Oakland, California.