NBA player, Brandon Jennings, was ejected from a game and fined $35,000 for making his finger into a gun and pointing it at their rival team’s player during a furious on-court confrontation.
The dispute started with a rare back-court foul during the second quarter of the game, when Washington Wizards’ centre Jason Smith was called on a hard screen against Phoenix Suns’ guard Tyler Ulis. As Smith and Ulis got into a heated war of words, Ulis’ teammate Jared Dudley came over and bumped Smith with his chest and forehead, thereby escalating the argument. Both teams crowded the court and began exchanging words and that was when Jennings made the finger gun gesture at Suns forward Dudley that landed him in trouble.
“They said I pointed my finger like a gun at Dudley. I was telling Dudley to relax, like, calm down, because you’re not that type of guy. I was just protecting my teammate,” Jenning said.