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Wizards’ Drew Gooden fined $15K for ‘committing an unnecessary act’ against Lakers’ Nick Young

Mar 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

Drew Gooden of the Wizards has been fined $15,000 for “committing an unnecessary act by clamping Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard Nick Young’s arm and attempting to throw him to the floor,” the league announced on Saturday via official release.

The incident occurred with just over two minutes remaining in Washington’s win in L.A. on Friday.

Interesting choice of discipline here. Gooden clearly started it all with the way he yanked Young down, but Young’s retaliation and Jordan Hill‘s intervention (for which he was ejected) both escaped additional punishment.

  1. bikerboy24 - Mar 23, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    How is that an interesting choice of discipline?

    When someone tries to yank your shoulder out of its socket, they deserve to be punished. I completely understand where Nick Young’s coming from here.

    • mytthor - Mar 23, 2014 at 11:36 AM

      Yeah I don’t think anyone necessarily disagrees with you, but historically the NBA usually punishes all parties.

    • nolanwiffle - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:19 AM

      I find it interesting/hilarious that someone still pays Nick Young to play basketball.

  2. jimeejohnson - Mar 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    All Hill did was wrap up Gooden. No way he should have been fined for playing peacemaker.

  3. libertarianvoter - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    These announcers take homerism to ludicrous levels.

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