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Jamal Murray hit with $100K fine

Published May 7, 2024 at 8:11 PM
Kevin Barreau
May 7, 2024  (8:11 PM)

In the heat of Monday night's clash, Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray found himself $100,000 poorer after tossing not just a heat pack but also a towel during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Despite the chaos, the NBA decided against suspending Murray, opting instead for a hefty fine.

The drama unfolded during the first half when Murray, sitting frustrated on the bench as his team trailed, flung a heat pack right onto the court. The timing couldn't have been worse—it landed near the feet of Karl-Anthony Towns as he was in the middle of a play. The scene was captured vividly on TNT as the Nuggets were down by 17 points. Not stopping there, Murray also hurled a towel in the direction of official Marc Davis, which, luckily for him, went unnoticed by Davis as it landed just behind him.

The incident didn't disrupt the Timberwolves much; Karl-Anthony Towns coolly snagged a rebound and scored, further stretching their lead, all while the heat pack lay ominously on the court. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, in a quick act of cleanup, scooped up the pack and tossed it back to the sideline.

The NBA's response came swiftly, with Joe Dumars, executive vice president of basketball operations, condemning Murray's actions as unacceptable for throwing objects towards an official during live play. This move by the league to fine but not suspend Murray has certainly sparked debates across the fanbase. Was justice served, or did Murray's wallet get off too easy? Either way, it's a clear signal that the NBA won't tolerate such disruptions, especially in the high stakes environment of a playoff game.

Source Yahoo Sports: NBA fines Nuggets G Jamal Murray $100K for tossing heat pack, towel on court vs Timberwolves; no suspension
Source TheScore: Murray fined $100K for throwing objects on court
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Jamal Murray hit with $100K fine

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