SAN FRANCISCO — Steph Curry’s mouthpiece set him back a cool $25,000.
The NBA announced the fine before Friday’s contest against the Toronto Raptors.
Curry lost his cool with 1:14 left in Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Jordan Poole chucked up an ill-advised 30-footer with 12 seconds left and Curry got furious, throwing his mouthpiece towards the first row of seats. He was quickly ejected after receiving his first technical of the game.
"I reacted in a way that obviously put myself out of the game and put the team in a tough place," Curry said Wednesday night. "But the intentions and the energy around what matters and the sense of winning? That's what it's all about. Thankfully we all responded -- my teammates responded extremely well."
It marked the third career ejection for Curry, and all of them have involved him throwing his mouthguard.
Curry also got ejected in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals when the Warriors trailed by 12 with 4:22 left in the contest. In October 2017, Curry suffered a similar fate in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Steph is making $48.1 million this season and millions more in endorsements, so the 25 grand is just a drop in the bucket.
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