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Rudy Fernandez fined $25,000 by league

Aug 19, 2010, 6:47 PM EDT

rfernandez_jumper.jpgWe told you the league was looking into this, well they did and it didn’t take long for the league to decide Rudy Fernandez’s public whining about wanting a trade or to be released violated league policy.

The NBA announced that Fernandez has been fined $25,000 for “public statements detrimental to the NBA.”

What does this really mean, aside the NBA charity getting a big check from Mr. Fernandez? Well, one can hope this calms down the rhetoric some for a little while.

But the fact of the matter is Nate Robinson publicly demanded a trade this year and got his way. Stephen Jackson demanded a trade this year and got his way.

Rudy Fernandez demanded a trade and…. it will come, he just has to wait while Rich Cho (Portland GM) sees if anybody ups the offers on the table. (Reportedly Boston and Chicago offered their 2011 first rounder, the Knicks offered Wilson Chandler as the key component.)

  1. bob - Aug 20, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    he gets fined for asking for a trade cause it hurt the league but the 3 slimebags in miami can turn the league into a joke like the wwe and thats ok the nba is turning itself into a joke im done bring on football

  2. deiong - Aug 20, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    onceagain stern shows how much of acorrupt puppet he is. the guy lets certain teams players do anything they want, and then hurts teams he really has no interest in. if it was a team player that will sell tickets you bet there would never have been a fine. stern might have been a good thing when he first started, but in the past 6 years, you can see how corrupt the guy got.

  3. BallerIQ - Aug 20, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Um, those guys that left for Miami were “free agents”, meaning they had the legal right to sign wherever they wanted to. This joker is under contract and is demanding a trade cause he isn’t getting his way. If you can’t understand the difference in that, then may God have mercy on your soul…

  4. Sal - Aug 20, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Send Rudy to the Lakers. We want him there, he wants to be there. Gasol and Rudy are good friends and Rudy has been keeping an eye to bolt to LA. ( Hell he know L A is the place to be ). Rudy is WASTING his talents in Blazer town. They haven’t won anything, they don’t talent if it hit’ em in the face. He would be perfect for the triangle offense. Okay Portland, we can offer you Sasha and a first and second round pick. Surly you can bet that’s a good deal. Take it, you guys aren’t smart enough to know how to maximize Rudy’s talents. Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

  5. Dave G. - Aug 20, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Um, those guys that left for Miami were “free agents”, meaning they had the legal right to sign wherever they wanted to. This joker is under contract and is demanding a trade cause he isn’t getting his way. If you can’t understand the difference in that, then may God have mercy on your soul…
    May God have mercy on your soul??? Do you wear a B or C cup? Cause you are wayyyy overdramatic.
    2nd- just because the Idiot 3 we’re free agents, DOESN’T mean they didn’t make a joke out of the NBA and the processes.
    But you also didn’t compare Nate R., Steve J., and Rudy F which shows you pick and choose which NBA IQ’s you’re willing to challenge and which you won’t. May God have……

  6. Dave G. - Aug 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Sal, Rudy won’t end up in LA cause he won’t come free like Gasol or rather the deal won’t be rigged this time.

  7. Sal - Aug 20, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Hey Dave,if you were smart like me, you would realize that you sir, PROVE MY POINT! how, I’m glad you asked. I said that Rudy is not Maximizing his talents in your Basketball ignorant town. Gasol was in the same lethargic, moronic organization that doesn’t know what to do with talent,or the development of talent, back in Memphis. What happened after Gasol came to town and joined the Lakers? HE developed his game, has become a Champion, twice. Now, he’s considered top Center in the NBA. Remember how 3 years ago Gasol was just another soft, can’t do anything in the playoffs, Euro. Now, with Kobe and Laker’s history of Maximizing talent and turning them into Champions, I can’t help but salivate in having Rudy wearing Purple and Gold. Why because he would follow the path of Gasol,maximizing his incredible talent, and help us win more Championships; instead he’s gonna waist his time in Portland, with an organization that doesn’t know what got they got until they loose it.
    ( in terms of what you said about how we stole him from Memphis, you could argue that Boston did the same with us when we had a better deal for KG, We didn’t cry we moved on and got better ). As Michael Scott, from the Office would say, Bam! Roasted!

  8. planktonDisciple - Aug 20, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    Yes they were free agents, all at the same time becuase they had been colluding since 2006 Olympic team where a Heat executive also worked. You act like it was an accident. It was planned, and it guarantees nothing because basketball is a team game.
    The Heat have so much class that after they rapidly sold out all of the season’s tickets they fired twenty people. They can find jobs for Lebron’s friends, but they fire 20 average people. Granted the tickets were sold, but where there is loyalty and integrity, they find other work for these folks.

  9. BallerIQ - Aug 20, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    It wasn’t meant to be serious, but I guess you can’t pick up sarcasm off typing. And I didn’t mention Nate or the others cause they weren’t brought up before you mentioned them. Listen, I’m not arguing the way they handled leaving their teams, moreso Lebron than the others, my point was just that when another guy mentioned the Miami 3, they were free agents, free to choose whether to go wherever they please. Unlike Rudy, who is under contract with Portland, if you wanna go ahead and mention others who’ve done the same, fine, but my point was that there is a difference between Rudy and the Miami 3.

  10. Anonymous - Aug 24, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    im with you lets go football

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