NBA fines Nuggets’ Hamilton $25,000
Second-year forward Jordan Hamilton of the Denver Nuggets was
fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday because of a vulgar exchange
with a fan during the team’s 112-100 Christmas Day loss to the Los
Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center.
Hamilton exchanged words with the fan near courtside after
returning to the court from chasing a ball that went out of bounds
with about 3:50 remaining in the fourth quarter. The exchange was
caught by television cameras.
Hamilton scored a season-high 16 points against the Clippers.
He’s averaging 6.8 points and 12.4 minutes of play per game.
A first-round draft pick of the Dallas Mavericks in 2011,
Hamilton was acquired by Denver as part of a three-team draft-day
deal that also involved Portland.