Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  9 responses

Aaron Brooks Fined $25,000 for Throwing Mouthpiece in the Stands

Last Friday night, Sacramento Kings guard Aaron Brooks flung his mouthpiece into the stands in Utah after his team’s heartbreaking loss. That act will cost Brooks $25k. Per the NBA: “Sacramento Kings guard Aaron Brooks has been fined $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands immediately following the Kings 104-102 road loss to the Utah Jazz on Nov. 23. The fine was announced today by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.”

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    Good Job Stu! (sarcasm) That mouthpiece could’ve really hurt someone! (sarcasm) 25k isnt enough for an act like that! (sarcasm) Shame on you Aaron Brooks! (sarcasm) Showing emotion after a tough loss! (sarcasm) What do you think this is, the YMCA??

  • JML-G

    word, somebody couldve lost an eye or even worse!

  • roscoe

    someone could use an etiquette class… did anyone get hit with it?

  • spit hot fiyah

    probably starting bid .99 on ebay in a few days

  • MikeC.

    This is just the league expecting their employees to act like adults. I don’t want somebody’s mouthpiece hitting me in the face. 25K is light.


    Adults should show emotion and be passionate about what they do. He’s not allowed to react after losing a tough game? Guaranteed whoever that mouthpiece hit went home with a nice souvenir and put it on Instagram and everything. 25k is kind of steep for a mouthpiece. Water bottle or chair, okay, but mouthpiece?

  • M Cho

    Throwing a mouthpiece into the stands is like throwing chewed gum. Who wants to get hit in the face with that?

  • MikeC.

    Is it okay for fans to throw things onto the court if the fans feel passionate too? I didn’t see the game, so I don’t know if it was a tough loss or not. My point is that the NBA is trying to hold their players to a high standard and part of that standard is to not take something out of their mouths to throw into the crowd. Throw it on the court, throw it under the chairs/bench where the team sits, throw it straight up in the air. Whatever. Players need to know that they can’t throw things into the stands and fans need to know they can’t throw things onto the court. Projectiles going either way are wrong (unless it’s a blocked shot or deflection). Have we all forgotten that little tussle in Detroit a few years back?


    It’s not okay for fans to throw things because it disrupts the game and/or shows malicious intent. Aaron Brooks was displaying frustration, which most Kings Fans wouldnt/shouldnt mind. I agree though that throwing things shouldnt be acceptable, but I also understand Brooks’ frustration. Players need to be held responsible for their actions and Its not cool to display frustration in that manner; I get that. I dont believe it should’ve been a 25k fine though. 5k, I feel you…10k, I can understand… but 25k??