Kevin Durant fined $15K for F-bomb after Nets loss to Blazers

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Nets ahead Kevin Durant has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for “using profane language” in a postgame press convention earlier this week, the league introduced Friday.

Durant’s feedback got here following the Nets’ loss Monday night time in Portland, when he stated, “I’m not making no excuses about no flights or our schedule. Everybody’s schedule is f–ked up.”

The 11-time All-Star additionally didn’t adjust to NBA safety in an interview as a part of the assessment course of, in line with the league’s launch.

Knicks ahead Julius Randle had been fined $25,000 final week for a number of f-bombs, together with explaining {that a} thumbs-down gesture was meant to say “shut the f-ck up” to followers at Madison Square Garden. The NBA had issued a memo six weeks in the past warning gamers about cursing throughout interviews. 

Kevin Durant looks on during the game against the Trail BlazersKevin Durant appears to be like on throughout the sport in opposition to the Trail BlazersGetty Images

Durant additionally used a milder curse phrase in the identical post-game interview in Portland when requested concerning the schedule that had the Nets enjoying back-to-back video games on each coasts as a result of a COVID-19 postponement.

“Who cares? It’s a part of the game. It’s a part of who we are. We’ve been in the league… They throw s- -t at you, you’ve gotta figure out how to work around it,” Durant stated. “So who cares? That’s what championship teams go through: a little adversity.”

Durant, the NBA’s main scorer, was rested and didn’t play in Thursday’s blowout loss to the Thunder at Barclays Center.

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