Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 8:00 pm  |  45 responses

Kevin Durant Fined $25K for Throat-Slashing Gesture

Kevin Durant made a throat-slashing gesture after throwing down a monster dunk on the Golden State Warriors last night. The move, which the NBA deemed “menacing”, cost KD $25,000: “Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder has been fined $25,000 for making a menacing gesture, it was announced Friday by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 1:36 remaining in the second quarter of Oklahoma City’s 116-97 win over the Golden State Warriors on April 11 at Oracle Arena.”

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  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Ridiculous. Man can’t even tell the opposing team and the home crowd that the game is over. Soft NBA rules.

  • The Seed

    This KD will not lose in the NBA Finals to LeBron if they played again. I love he is meaner and has even stated that needs friendships off the court. ABOUT TIME KD, ABOUT TIME, THATS THAT FIRE!!!

  • LakeShow

    Bull F*ckin Sh*t

  • Lloyd

    Bs. Kill em and pray for em KD. Kill em and pray for em.

  • danpowers



    well it’s appropriate. I have my 2 year old daughter watching basketball with me all the time. I don’t want her seeing that. Some of you won’t understand it cause you have no kids

  • http://twitter.com/sunstunna Sunny

    Kill em and pray for em.

  • Blarmac


  • robb

    lol for real? give me a f*cking break.

  • Jimmy

    I’ve seen westbrook do that a few times

  • robb

    your 2 y/o daughter won’t even understand it, don’t be ridiculous, and if she does that’s what you’re there for as a parent. You talk to her and you explain things to her when she asks, you don’t put blinders on her eyes.

  • Max


  • Max

    The NBA is turning against him.

  • Buck

    This is ridiculous. The Nba says you can’t taunt other players. So the players do gestures such as Dikembe’ finger wave. These gesture bring excitement and show that the players are into the game. Chris Benoit in the wwe used to do the same thing when he was fighting i never heard of him getting fined or hearing fans or parents conplaining. Why should we treat these sports stars differently.

  • mike

    Kevin!? …no way ,hes one of the nicest guys in the league

  • Inceptor

    David Stern’s money grab.

  • Katherine M. Schneider

    before I looked at the bank draft that said $4200, I accept …that…my brothers friend had been actualie bringing in money in there spare time at their computer.. there neighbor haz done this for only twentey months and resantly paid for the loans on there apartment and bought a top of the range Lotus Elise. we looked here, Lux14.com

  • http://twitter.com/BEdotwater Orlando Coolridge

    That’s real talk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.coggie Josh Cogdale

    But westbrooke might lose to the heat in the finals

  • Caboose

    WWE is not a sport, first of all….

  • VanCityBBall

    this is such BS.. these are grown men (officals included) and im sure that their feelings won’t be teared apart from a simple gesture… this is the same about how it’s a T for hanging on the rim after a dunk-if the other team’s feelings get hurt, then let them get payback with a jump on a 5 on 4


    by that same logic you would let a 5 year old watch porn or people being decapitated and then when they asks question that’s what you’re there for. Right Robb?

  • John Dont lie

    Favoritism anyone.. How about Lebron Cabron’s ref comments, where’s the fine? hmm.. whoever makes the most money for Commish gets his back..

  • ATL dynamite

    Pay more effort on improving the officiating, rather than magnifying all gestures and request for ridiculous fines. This is straight bullsh*t.

  • Moe Sizlack

    as a parent, i dont let my television do my parenting for me.

  • humanafterall


  • i_ball

    I didn’t even see that the first time I watched it and the second… Taking emotion out of the game is stupid!

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Adnan K

    he’s also lanky :p

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Didnt Gallo do something similar against Utah before tearing his acl?

  • Jerome

    Declaring the game over in the second quarter is ridiculous … but a fine for doing so … now that’s BIG.

  • OneStep

    Got that right. The Thunder will go as far as another Westbrook flame-out lets them. KD can’t do it all on his own and he knows it. Westbrook does not have that same sense and it will be their undoing. Again.


    I remember Chris Webber doing this when he was a Wizard, and if I remember correctly, he got suspended.
    So Durant got off ”easy”.

  • S.Rojas

    KD sure has changed

  • Cameron

    I’d rather get suspended for a game than have to pay 25 g’s.

  • Star

    Ah yeah, he got off easy, NBA wants to make him a champion this year, it’s all fixed through crooked officiating. The NBA decides who goes to the Finals.

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    That was the stupidest comment I’ve ever read. I’m completely positive that your TWO year old daughter isn’t recognizing and being impacted by the gesture.


    By tat same logic you’ll let ur kid watch nudity on tv cause u cant put blinders n then explain to them afterwards

  • kEyon dooling

    when you get suspended, you lose the proportionate salary for your suspension…

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    You really compared that to nudity? Your reach is longer than Shawn Bradley’s.

  • robb


  • robb

    We’re talking about a basketball game not about nudity. That doesn’t make any sense.

  • http://twitter.com/smallnopoly shamory small

    how do u compare nudity to a throat slashing wht kind of logic u trying to create, i hav kids too and they wont even understand wht that means

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    I see where your coming from, but you honestly have another 2 good yrs to worry about that. You can continue to play Hot 97 in the car too, until she starts repeating the lyrics off-course.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Steve Smith shaking his head

  • Blarmac

    Didn’t Benoit also murder is wife and son then hang himself? Crappy example.