The NBA fined Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks $35,000 for pushing a camera person on the sideline while diving for a loose ball, the NBA announced Friday.
The incident occurred late in the second quarter of Wednesday’s 138-119 loss to the Miami Heat. The defeat marked the end of a three-game winning streak for the team, which currently sits at No. 2 in the Western Conference standing.
As you can see in the video below, Brooks appeared to dive for a loose and toss it back in to play. As he used the corner of the press box to push himself back up, he clearly shoved a camera operator. The shove caused the camera person to fall back with the equipment as Brooks walked away.
NBA players and coaches are levied an automatic one-game suspension without pay after 16 technical fouls in a single season. Brooks earned his earlier this month, during a the fourth quarter of a loss to the Denver Nuggets. Exceeding the league’s technical foul limit came with an automatic suspension, requiring him to miss the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Now, he faces another suspension without pay with every two technical fouls this season.