Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson was fined $15,000 “for throwing a forearm above the shoulders to Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic,” the NBA said in a news release.
“I thought it was going to be worse to be honest with you,” Clarkson said. “But it is what it is. Gotta get past it.”
Clarkson and Dragic were ejected from the Lakers’ 127-100 win over the Heat on Friday. They jostled in the paint before Clarkson used his forearm to push Dragic to the ground.
“When he switched on me, he kind of elbowed me in the stomach a little bit and I kind of shoved him a little bit out the lane,” Clarkson said Friday. “He came...