Los Angeles Lakers player Wayne Ellington recently said things would get physical the next time he saw Facundo Campazzo. The Denver Nuggets guard was charged with a flagrant foul against Ellington in a game near the end of the season. Ellington took to Twitter to make the threat.
The NBA has now taken action against Ellington. NBA executive Byron Spruell announced the fine on Wednesday. Spruell also reprimanded Wayne Ellington for his actions.
Campazzo was given a flagrant foul 2 and ejected from the game. Wayne didn’t think that was enough and said that he was putting his hands on him the next time he saw him. The league quickly responded with a fine.
“Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo has been suspended one game without pay for forcefully shoving Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington to the floor from behind, and Ellington has been fined $20,000 for escalating the incident with a threatening comment on social media postgame, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.”
The NBA also suspended Campazzo for game one of the playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers’ season ended when the team failed to qualify for the postseason, so there are no games to suspend Wayne Ellington for.
The ugly incident could cost the Nuggets a key game. Wayne Ellington’s wallet will be significantly lighter. It is anybody’s guess what will happen when the two cross paths again next season.
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