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Andre Iguodala fined $25,000 for tossing the ball into the stands

A rare ejection was followed up by a fine for the Warriors veteran wing.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Iguodala experienced a rare ejection on Saturday, when the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers. Iguodala was on the court when the halftime buzzer rang, at which point he flung the basketball very high and very far, though in the direction of the hoop. It ended up deep in the stands, and he was subsequently ejected.

The ejection felt a little odd, as players always take a wild shot at the end of a quarter, even if it’s well after the buzzer. Admittedly, Iguodala’s shot was a bit more wild and casual than most, but ejecting a player based on how you interpret their half court fling seems a little weird.

Or, as Iguodala put it, “how do they know my depth perception?”

To add insult to injury, Iguodala was hit with a $25,000 fine to accompany the ejection. Ouch.

One can imagine that the former All-Star and Finals MVP is none too pleased with the punishment. Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t seem too pleased with it either, saying at Monday’s shootaround that “I forgot that stuff came with a fine.”

That may be the last time Iguodala tries a ceremonial half-court shot for a while.