Woj: NBA to fine Jason Kidd $50,000 for faking drink spill

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Imagine how much he'd have been fined if they won!

The NBA will fine Jason Kidd a hefty $50,000, reports Adrian Wojnarowski.

Kidd purportedly asked Tyshawn Taylor, "hit me" during the last few seconds of the Lakers game. Taylor then put a shoulder into Kidd's chest, causing him to spill a drink on the floor, leading to an official timeout to clean up the resulting mess. The incident took place between foul shots by Jodie Meeks with 8.3 seconds left and the Nets down by 2. The Nets were out of timeouts and the delay also served to "ice" (literally?) Meeks. Meeks made the shot and the play designed during the official timeout led to a Paul Pierce open look on a three that missed and the Lakers won.

The whole incident was all caught on camera.

In the post-game press conference, Kidd made light of the incident while denying it.

"The cup slipped out of my hand," Kidd said. "I was getting tired. Sweaty palms. I was never good with the ball. So, in the heat of the battle, you’re trying to get guys in and out of the game, and the Coke fell out of my hand."

The fine will be the second penalty levied against Kidd by the league enforcement office. In October, he was suspended the first two games of the season after pleading guilty to a DUI. Ironically, the fine will be levied Kidd's former GM and golfing buddy, Rod Thorn, who heads the NBA's enforcement office.

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