Not to support bad sportsmanship or anything, but doesn’t $25,000 seem like a steep penalty for kicking a water bottle? I think it seems insane, but LeBron James is the guy that got stuck with the fine.
$25,000. That is the approximate value of a Ford F-150.
Now I’m not saying that LeBron James can’t afford it. I am certain that he can. Hell, he might have that much cash on his person, but it is still far too strict a punishment for kicking a bottle of water – especially one that didn’t take out somebody’s eye.
Your discipline system is way out of whack, NBA.
Yes, it was poor sportsmanship. Yes, it was immature. No, players should not be able to get away with childish tantrums on the court, but come on! $25,000? You could buy 50 iPads with that.
Other things you can buy with $25,000:
a mini Cooper
10 Shots of Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac
Although I cannot imagine what someone would do with 100 telephoto zoom lenses. Hopefully give them to your 100 closest friends or favorite sports bloggers .
What was I even talking about?
Oh right! This.
I just see $25,000 as too high a price to pay for being a big baby.
Maybe he could just apologize to the guys with the really good seats who got wet.
Or maybe the NBA could capitalize on this and make a killing selling ponchos at Cavaliers games. You know, like they do at Gallagher shows.