NBA fines Dillon Brooks $35,000 for shoving cameraman
Dillon Brooks was chasing a loose ball in the second quarter against the Heat Thursday night, an innocent enough play but Brooks crashed into the cameraman crouched next to the courtside table.
Then Brooks shoved the cameraman. That earned him a $35,000 fine from the league.
Dillon Brooks was fined $35K for shoving this cameraman.
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) March 17, 2023
The cameraman was injured and was still undergoing medical evaluation two days later, according to Heat radio play-by-play man Jason Jackson.
I rarely comment on these things, BUT this one is personal. Our veteran @BallyHEAT camera operator was injured & remains under evaluation.
The fine was on point, but the max would have felt like a sliver of justice after disregard for another human – an incredible one at that. https://t.co/cF6YzyCTda
— Jason Jackson (@TheJaxShow) March 17, 2023
I couldn’t agree with you more @TheJaxShow I said the same thing on our show today. If that was a fan he would’ve received the max. The league has to take care of their own too.
— Antonio Daniels (@adaniels33) March 17, 2023
The Heat went on to win that game 138-119, keeping them solidly in seventh in the East with an outside shot at climbing into the top six. Memphis is tied with Sacramento for the 2-3 seeds in the West and may get Ja Morant back from his suspension next week.
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