Rockets' Patrick Beverley fined for altercation with fan

Rockets' Patrick Beverley fined for altercation with fan

Rockets' Patrick Beverley fined for altercation with fan

The NBA has fined Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 over his interaction with a fan during Game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs Friday night, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced Sunday.

According to Fred Katz of the Norman, Okla., Transcript, that fan was Stuart Scaramucci, the son of Thunder minority owner Jay Scaramucci.

Beverley immediately began to complain to the referees and point at Scaramucci.

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In one postgame video, Beverley is seen exchanging words with a fan under the basket for about 10-15 seconds, as some other fans yell at him before security and team personnel arrive and Beverley leaves the court.

On Sunday before Game 4 with the Thunder, Beverley met with the media at his locker addressing the decision and why players need to be protected.

"I addressed the man and said that you need to keep it professional".

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"He shrugged his shoulder, then his wife puts her finger in my face".

"And when I mean 'protect myself, ' I don't mean go up there and start a fight with a person, because that's not what all happened".

"I addressed him and said this is a game", Beverley said.

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