Stephen Curry & Kevin Durant Ejected After Arguing With, Cursing Out Refs

Arnold Nichols
October 24, 2017

On Monday, the National Basketball Association announced Curry was fined $50,000 for the action, which also led to his ejection during the game, via James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will be fined $50,000 for tossing his mouthpiece at referee Scott Wall on the dying seconds of the Saturday's 10-point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, according to USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick. The NBA also fined Warriors forward Andre Iguodala $15,000, adding in a release that he was "verbally abusing a game official".

Tensions reached boiling point in the final few seconds of the fourth quarter with both Steph Curry and Kevin Durant being ejected.

According to Roser, Curry also threw his mouthpiece at one of the referees on the court, a move that has drawn similar ire from other officials in recent years in the National Basketball Association.


After the game, the two-time MVP suspects he'll avoid a suspension for the incident, but knows he'll definitely be getting a fine. "I'm pretty sure, based on the precedent that was set the last time I threw my mouthpiece, that there will be a fine".

"Stuff happens. I'll try to continue to be myself and show some fire but do it in a way that doesn't take away from the team and misrepresent kind of who I am when it comes to a reaction like that". I thought I got fouled, and my frustration boiled over.

Curry was supposedly given the heave-ho after "going off" on a ref, with Durant suffering a similar fate because he cursed out officials for calls he thought were, shall we say, borderline at the very least. I would say I wasn't trying to hit him with it or put him in danger by any type of stretch of the imagination.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER