NBA fines Rodney Hood $35,000 for slapping phone out of fan's hand

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  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 13, 2018 9:10 a.m.

    I guess Doug 10 has never played basketball, in the Pro game these players are very intense, they would not make it where they are without that intensity. The refs make you wonder at times, in some games, who they side with and I can understand the players frustration. Hood is very mild mannered person, so for him to become concerned their must have been something very wrong with the officiating. Another issue is the Jazz problems, it must be hard be in their situation, now is not a time to be critical. I say GO Rodney maybe the fans need to leave their video recorders home.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2018 7:47 a.m.

    Well worth it! Rodney is the man!

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 8:36 p.m.

    Hood would have still been playing had he been in charge of his emotions.

    A coaches job is to work the refs. How many NBA calls have you seen reversed on the court due to poor player behavior?

    Rodney or other poor sports who play in the league can make more of an impact by donating $500 in the name of the offending ref to Eyesee.org (or any other good cause for the underprivileged) The money would go towards helping people see in developing nations. If it were in the name of the ref the impact would be memorable rather than temperamental.

    If one ref had thousands donated in his name the league would have to do something to save face, besides taking an inconsequential amount from someone acting immature throwing a fit.

  • cyruszuo LAKE FOREST, CA
    Jan. 12, 2018 4:52 p.m.

    It looked intentional to me.
    Although the fan sticking their phone up to video him walking out clearly needs to rethink their life.

  • Really!? Logan, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 3:07 p.m.

    That's unfortunate. I don't think it was intentional. As he was walking to the dressing room, many people were giving him high fives. As I saw it, he was just mindlessly slapping hands, but to his bad luck, what he thought was an extended hand of good cheer had a phone in it. He had more on his mind than how to be malicious to a fan. My goodness, that's some people's yearly salary, notwithstanding his ability to pay. Rodney is not a hood.

  • matman Provo, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 3:06 p.m.

    The refs should have been fined for missing calls.