HOUSTON, United States (AFP) — Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander was slapped with a $100,000 high-quality on Wednesday for leaving his courtside seat mid-game and confronting an NBA official.
Alexander received up late within the first quarter of the sport Tuesday, walked a brief distance on the courtroom and mentioned one thing to referee Billy Kennedy, who was busy watching the play.
“Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 for confronting a referee during live game action,” NBA spokesman Byron Spruell mentioned in a information launch.
The incident occurred with 13 seconds left within the first quarter of the Rockets’ 105-99 collection clinching win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Former Houston Rockets participant Hakeem Olajuwon, who was sitting close by, tried to seize the owner’s arm as he walked previous however Alexander simply pulled it away and glanced again at him.
Alexander spoke briefly to Kennedy then turned and made his means again to his chair.
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