Kyrie Irving, Nets fined $35,000 each for violating media rule
Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets were both fined $35,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for violating the league’s media rule.
The NBA announced the news in a press release. They say that Irving’s fine stems from the guard refusing to participate in postgame media availability.
Kyrie and the Nets each fined $35K for violating league protocols re: interviews pic.twitter.com/EQWGtPkyvi
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This marks the second time this season that Irving and the Nets have been fined for this reason. Both parties were fined $25,000 in December for Irving not talking to the media. At the time, Irving acted disrespectfully towards the media, calling them pawns.
Irving is making over $33 million this season. He probably wouldn’t even notice $35,000 missing from his bank account. A fine like this will hardly even register on his radar or act as a deterrent.