NBA fines Durant $15K for using profane language in interview
Warning: Story contains coarse language
Durant's comments, which came following the Nets' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 10, were in response to a question about Brooklyn's recent stretch playing four games in five nights. That span included flights from Brooklyn to Portland and Portland to Chicago.
"Who cares? It's a part of the game. It's part of who we are. ... They throw shit at you, you got to figure out how to work around it," Durant said. "I'm not making no excuses about no flights or our schedule. Everyone's schedule is fucked up, you know what I'm saying?"
Durant chose not to discuss his specific conduct with NBA Security, which prompted the fine. The league gives a player a chance to explain their behavior before handing down a penalty, according to The Associated Press' Brian Mahoney.
The 33-year-old superstar is in the midst of an MVP-caliber season for the Nets. He's averaging a league-leading 29.7 points on 52% shooting, as well as 7.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists.
- Report: Nets agree to find new team for Millsap
- Nets fined $25K, assistant Vanterpool docked $10K for interference vs. Wizards
- Report: Vogel had approval from Lakers to bench Westbrook
- Jaren Jackson's defensive leap is powering the Grizzlies' rise
- LeBron surpasses Curry in All-Star fan vote one week before starters announced