NBA fines Lakers' Luke Walton following his ejection in loss to Kings

BY Brett Pollakoff • December 14, 2016

Lakers head coach Luke Walton has been fined $15,000 for verbally abusing a game official and not leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection in Monday's loss to the Kings, the league announced on Wednesday via official release.

Walton was upset by the fact that the officials didn't make a call when L.A.'s Julius Randle was grabbed from behind by DeMarcus Cousins and thrown to the ground in the first quarter.

The two players had words for each other earlier in the season, in a game where Cousins accused the Lakers of being intentionally overly-physical.


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