D’Angelo Russell is fined $15,000 for kicking ball into the stands

Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell has been on a hot streak lately, and it has propelled his team to five wins in its last seven games. During his last eight games, he’s averaging 27.5 points and 6.4 assists a game, and shooting 52.3% from the field and 54.2% from 3-point range.

In Saturday’s classic double-overtime win over the Golden State Warriors, Russell scored 28 points, with 24 of them coming after halftime. While he had two key turnovers in the second overtime, he hit a 3-pointer in transition shortly afterward to put L.A. ahead by one point.

However, he reportedly kicked a basketball into the stands after the end of the game, and as a result, the NBA is fining him $15,000.


“The NBA fined Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell $15,000 on Monday for kicking a ball into the stands.

“The incident occurred after a 145-144 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday in San Francisco.”

The Lakers’ six-game road trip continues on Monday when Russell and crew will face the Houston Rockets.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire