NBA Fines James Johnson, Cody Martin, Caleb Martin

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NBA Fines James Johnson, Cody Martin, Caleb Martin 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Jan 1, 2021 8:19 pm

The NBA fined three players stemming from their roles during a game this week between the Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets.


James Johnson was fined $40,000. For the Hornets, Cody Martin lost $25,000 and Caleb Martin $20,000.


The incident happened with about 2:40 left in Wednesday's game, a 118-99 victory by Charlotte.


The NBA said Johnson deliberately pushed Cody Martin out of bounds, "aggressively confronting him and initiating the incident."

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Re: NBA Fines James Johnson, Cody Martin, Caleb Martin 

Post#2 » by Jedzz » Sat Jan 2, 2021 7:38 am

Johnson is a character and laid back dude. Somebody must have done something to deserve it if they got his wrath.
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Re: NBA Fines James Johnson, Cody Martin, Caleb Martin 

Post#3 » by LloydFree » Sat Jan 2, 2021 12:59 pm

The way they dish out fines make no sense. James Johnson makes 15 million and gets a 40k fine. The other guys make league minimum and get 25k fines. Johnson started the whole thing and basically got a slap on the wrist. That's not right.
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Re: NBA Fines James Johnson, Cody Martin, Caleb Martin 

Post#4 » by Future Coach » Sat Jan 2, 2021 8:09 pm

LloydFree wrote:The way they dish out fines make no sense. James Johnson makes 15 million and gets a 40k fine. The other guys make league minimum and get 25k fines. Johnson started the whole thing and basically got a slap on the wrist. That's not right.



Two things likely to consider

1 - the max the league can fine a player is $50K. Of course, if the league suspends a player they would lose game checks (which would be more then $50K). But the max that a player can be fined without being suspended is $50K

2 - The league is big on the act of "not escalating" any altercations, and basically encourages players to walk away from fights. Hence why any bench players who step on the court during a fight get fined/suspended, as they are seen as escalating the situation. If one player pushes another, the league wants them to not push back but instead walk away



Also, James Johnson can likely beat anyone in the NBA in a fight, so maybe the NBA fined the other players as a lesson of sort for even trying to **** with James Johnson, cause who thinks they can **** with James Jonhson :crazy:
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