HoopsHype Fines rumors

December 18, 2014 Updates
December 17, 2014 Updates

Now with the D-League’s Texas Legends, however, Johnson’s fiery attitude has cost him a one-game suspension. The official release: The NBA Development League today announced that Texas Legends forward Ivan Johnson has been suspended for one game for making contact with a referee during a Dec. 9 game at the Austin Spurs. The incident occurred with 3:54 remaining in the second quarter of the game and resulted in Johnson being issued a technical foul. NBCSports.com

December 15, 2014 Updates
December 14, 2014 Updates

The league’s official release: Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle into the stands and directing profane language at fans, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 2:09 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 104-96 loss to the Washington Wizards on Dec. 12, at Verizon Center. NBCSports.com

December 12, 2014 Updates
December 9, 2014 Updates

On the other hand, Kanter was not laughing about getting a technical and certainly not for being fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday afternoon. Kanter issued a two-part apology on Twitter: “1) I sincerely apologies 1st from Sacramento fans and the @NBA for last night's incident,” he wrote. “2) Never intend or aim to throw anyone it was just out of frustration and fully take responsibility and never occur again.” Deseret News

Marreese Speights received a flopping warning from the league for this play late in the Warriors’ win over the Bulls on Saturday. Speights gets stuck behind a screen from Pau Gasol while trying to defend Jimmy Butler, and once he realizes he can’t get through it, he tries to bait the officials into calling the foul in a last-ditch effort to save the possession. NBCSports.com

When asked what message the T-shirt sent out to the country, James responded: “I don’t know. It’s not for us to figure out. It’s just for us to understand what we’re going through as a society. I’ve been forwarded over and over about what’s been going on. This is more of a notion to the family more than anything. As a society we have to do better. We have to be better for one another no matter what race you are. But it’s more of a shoutout to the family more than anything because they’re the ones who should be getting the energy and effort.” For The Win

December 5, 2014 Updates
December 4, 2014 Updates
December 2, 2014 Updates
November 25, 2014 Updates

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.