Devin Booker fined $25,000 for altercation with Gorgui Dieng
Devin Booker was fined $25,000 for escalating an on-court altercation with Gorgui Dieng on Tuesday night.
The league announced the fine on Thursday and specified it was for escalating the matter.
Devin Booker fined $25K pic.twitter.com/CeWcCgxtVH
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 24, 2019
The two were ejected from Tuesday’s Minnesota Timberwolves-Phoenix Suns game after an altercation following an elbow.
Gorgui Dieng caught Devin Booker with the elbow
Devin Booker pulled up on Gorgui Dieng
Both players got ejected pic.twitter.com/LSgJkle44h
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) January 23, 2019
The escalation came when Dieng told Booker to meet him in the tunnel following their ejections, and Booker dragged an assistant coach as he made his way through the tunnel.
Gorgui Dieng told Devin Booker to meet him in the back and they both took off down the tunnel pic.twitter.com/BjPwajISyu
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) January 23, 2019