The Nets forward Kevin Durant has been fined $ 15,000 by the NBA for “using obscene language” at a later press conference earlier this week.
Durant’s comments came after the Nets’ loss in Portland on Monday night, saying, “I have no excuse for any flights or our schedule. Everyone’s schedule is f-ked.”
According to the league’s release, the 11-time All-Star also failed to follow NBA security in an interview as part of the review process.
Knicks forward Julius Randle was fined $ 25,000 for several F-bombs last week, describing a thumbs-down gesture to “shut the flick” at fans at Madison Square Garden. The NBA six weeks ago warned players to curse during interviews.
Durant used a mild curse in a post-game interview in Portland when the Nets were asked to play back-to-back games on both coasts due to the COVID-19 postponement.
“Who cares? It’s part of the game. It’s part of who we are. We’re in the league … They threw at you. You have to figure out how to work around that,” Durant said. “So who cares?” Championship teams go through it: a little bit of adversity.
The NBA’s leading scorer, Durant, was rested and did not play in the blowout loss to the Thunder at Barclays Center on Thursday.