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Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood received a $ 35,000 fine from the NBA on Friday for slapping a cell phone out of a fan’s hand after getting ejected from Wednesday’s 107-104 road victory over the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena.
Chris Haynes of ESPN passed along word of the league’s punishment.
Here’s a look at the moment that led to the fine:
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Rodney Hood does not care about your phone 😂💀 https://t.co/NT0B6nJgo0
Hood was not made available to comment on the situation after the contest, per Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune.
It marked the second ejection of the 25-year-old Duke product’s NBA career. The other early exit came during the 2015-16 season.
The Mississippi native is averaging 16.5 points—second on the Jazz behind Donovan Mitchell—to go along with 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists through 32 appearances this season.
Since there was no suspension, Hood is eligible to play Friday night when Utah visits the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center.