It looks like Jason Kidd caused some serious splash damage during Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Brooklyn Nets coach was out of timeouts in the final moments of the game and decided to spill a drink on the court, in order to have some additional time to talk to his team. For that, the NBA has decided to fine him $50,000.
After the game, Kidd denied doing it on purpose, but reading his quote certainly makes you suspicious:
“The cup slipped out of my hand,” Kidd told reporters at the game. “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.”
Nice try, coach. I must say, at first I thought that it actually was an accident, but after watching the video below, it’s become blatantly obvious that Kidd staged the act. He clearly asks Tyshawn Taylor to hit him and then puts on a little acting show. Unfortunately, the Nets still lost the game and are 4-11 on the season. Ouch.