The NBA is docking $15,000 from Paul George’s paycheck for having kicked a ball that struck a fan, it was announced Tuesday night.
George was sorry for his actions, and sent the woman a bouquet of flowers.
Good Guy Paul George gave the fan he kicked the ball at a bunch of flowers and a sorry letter. pic.twitter.com/2LgWE082UO
— The Fuzz (@thefuzznba) November 8, 2016
From the press release:
George appeared to be upset Saturday night when no foul was called after he took a shot. He kicked the ball after drawing a foul on the Bulls’ ensuing possession. The ball went into the stands with 1:42 left in the third quarter. The officials called a technical foul and immediately ejected the three-time All-Star.
After the game, George said he intended to kick the ball into the basketball stanchion and joked that his soccer skills were not as good as he thought. George also said he apologized to the fan who was hit by the ball. The fan was not injured.