Sh2.5 million fine for tossing shoe into stands?

Tuesday November 20 2018

In this file photo taken on October 19, 2018, Josh Richardson #0 of the Miami Heat in action against the Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Richardson was fined Sh2.5 million by the NBA on November 19, 2018, for throwing one of his shoes into the stands during a game. PHOTO | MICHAEL REAVES |

In this file photo taken on October 19, 2018, Josh Richardson #0 of the Miami Heat in action against the Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Richardson was fined Sh2.5 million by the NBA on November 19, 2018, for throwing one of his shoes into the stands during a game. PHOTO | MICHAEL REAVES |  AFP

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Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday for throwing one of his shoes into the stands during a game.

The incident took place with 6:31 remaining in the fourth quarter of Miami's 113-97 home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Richardson was assessed a technical foul and ejected from the game for the violation. It was the first ejection in four NBA seasons for the 25-year-old American.

On the play, Richardson drove for a dunk and felt he was fouled. His left show loosened as he hit the floor under the basket.

After being whistled for a fifth foul after play resumed, a frustrated Richardson removed the shot and hurled it against the scorer's table. When he was called to the bench, he tossed the shoe into the stands.

Richardson leads the Heat with 20.4 points and 1.06 steals a game and has also contributed 4.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists a game in 16 games this season, all as a starter.

The Heat are 6-10 after two losses in a row.

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