Jason Kidd’s ‘spill’ costs him $50,000 fine from NBA
Brooklyn Nets Coach Jason Kidd has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for spilling a drink on the court in an attempt to delay the game.
The Lakers held a 95-94 advantage over the Brooklyn Nets, who had no timeouts left, on Wednesday when Jodie Meeks was intentionally fouled with 8.3 seconds left in the game.
After Meeks gave the Lakers a two-point lead, Tyshawn Taylor bumped into, who spilled a soda onto the court.
Kidd was able to quickly diagram a play for his team as the spill was cleaned up.
In a close look at the replay, Kidd can be seen saying “hit me” to Taylor.
Meeks made his second free throw and Paul Pierce missed an open three-point attempt with 2.2 seconds left.
Xavier Henry was fouled with less than a second left and he made a pair of free throws, giving the Lakers a 99-94 win.
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