Dwight Howard Fined $35,000 for Shoving Kenneth Faried

by December 28, 2012

Not only did Dwight Howard’s shove of Kenneth Faried cost him an ejection, but he’s now $35k poorer because of it. Per the AP: “Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Thursday for a flagrant foul against Denver’s Kenneth Faried. Howard was ejected with 5:02 left in the third quarter in the Lakers’ 126-114 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday night. He was called for a flagrant foul 2 when he jammed his hand in Faried’s face as the Denver forward drove the lane. Faried tumbled to the floor, but shook off the fall to stay in the game. […] Faried said he thought Howard might have been frustrated and also sensed his determined drive to the basket. ‘He saw my eyes. I wasn’t going to back down. I wasn’t going to try to float it,’ Faried said. ‘I was going to try to dunk on him. He saw it. That’s why he put his hand directly in my face.'”