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Desmond Bane fined $15,000 for a punt kick into the stands and unsportsmanlike behavior

Desmond Bane got fined for his aggressive behavior versus the Celtics.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22)

Desmond Bane

The Memphis Grizzlies drafted Desmond Bane in Round 1 of the 2020 NBA Draft, and he has been in a good run of form since making his debut in the NBA, playing an amazing second fiddle to Ja Morant. A young player like Bane brings a lot of talent to the court but added to that, young players are always in a frantic state of mind.

Bane lost his temper

It was pretty evident that Bane wasn't happy towards the end of the fourth quarter in their 106-109 home loss to the Boston Celtics. The 24-year-old picked up the ball and kicked it into the spectator stands with sheer anger. The game clock was still running at that time. Being agitated is fine, but players should always know how to channel it positively. The Grizzlies guard got fined $15,000 by the league just a few days after.

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Players in the past have been on the receiving end of some harsh punishments due to their comments or acts both on and off the court. Luke Walton, former Lakers manager, was fined the same amount when he dished out his anger at the officials for incompetency in the Laker's OT loss against the Spurs in 2018.

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