Close Article Return to stream X
NBA

Dwight Howard fined for foul

+Read full article

Howard Smith-US Presswire

Dwight Howard has been fined $35,000 for his foul on Kenneth Faried during Los Angeles Lakers defeat against the Denver Nuggets.

The NBA has fined the superstar center for his flagrant foul which came early on in the third quarter meaning he missed most of the second half.

The former Orlando Magic star was ejected with 5:02 left in the third quarter when his foul was deemed a flagrant foul 2 which is debatable. Officials deemed it to be one when he stuck his hand in the face of Faried when he drove in to the lane. Despite going down to the floor, Faried managed to get up and play the rest of the game.

Howard admits it was a bad foul after seeing replays following his ejection but still remains adamant that it did not merit kicking him out of the game.

“I was surprised it was a flagrant 2,” he said.

“My intention was never to hurt Faried. I like the young fellow and my intention was just to foul. I come down the lane, somebody is going to foul me hard, put me on the free-throw line and make me shoot free throws. It was the same kind of thing.”

Faried said he thought Howard might have been frustrated and also sensed his determined drive to the basket.

“He saw my eyes. I wasn’t going to back down. I wasn’t going to try to float it,” Faried said.

“I was going to try to dunk on him. He saw it. That’s why he put his hand directly in my face.”

Follow @Charnley1

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

LeBron James Nails Lakers' D'Angelo Russell In Groin With Pass

Not cool, LeBron.LeBron throws a fastball at the wrong spot. #ouch

Posted by Bleacher Report on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers made a fourth-quarter comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but ultimately lost 120-111. Unfortunately, along the way, rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell was struck in the groin by an errant pass at the hands of LeBron James, and ended up on the floor in quite a bit of agony as any man would. Thankfully, after leaving the game for a few minutes, Russell was able to return.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Ryan Anderson Throws Down Savage Dunk On Kobe Bryant

Although Kobe would get the last laugh with the win, his second great performance and the Lakers notched back-to-back wins for just the second time this season, that doesn't stop this Ryan Anderson dunk from being any less disrespectful. The Mamba is in a retirement year, man, let him go out with his dignity still in tact.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Kobe Bryant Rejects Roy Hibbert's High-5 Attempt

Things didn't go swimmingly for the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls, as they played horribly and lost by 23 points. Kobe Bryant clearly wasn't pleased. When teammate Roy Hibbert attempted to give Bryant a casual high-five, it didn't go over well as an angered Bryant slapped it away in defiance.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Watch Derrick Rose's Behind-The-Back Pass

Injuries have become a recurring theme in Derrick Rose's career, but his behind-the-back dime Thursday night shows what he can do when healthy.

Comment 0 Comments