Steph Curry Will Have To Pay Up For Throwing His Mouthpiece At A Ref

Steph Curry

Steph Curry Will Have To Pay Up For Throwing His Mouthpiece At A Ref

Damn ... that's a lot of money!

Published October 24, 2017

Oh, that mouth guard toss is going to cost Steph Curry.

After being ejected for throwing his mouth guard in the general direction of a ref during the waning seconds of a Golden State Warriors' road loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night, the NBA slapped the two-time MVP with a $50,000 fine Monday, as reported by ESPN. The All-Star point guard did sign a record five-year, $201 million extension this past offseason, so ... he'll live.

Curry lashed out and tossed his mouthpiece in the ref's direction after not receiving a call on a drive to the hoop, in which he thought he was fouled.

Take a look.

"In the grand scheme of things, it's Game 3 (third game of the 2017-18 season), we were playing terrible, I was frustrated because I was fouling and I thought I got fouled on the last play," Curry said, as reported by ESPN. "The reaction was definitely a little over the top. Stuff happens. I'll try to continue to be myself and show some fire, but do it in a way that doesn't take away from the team and misrepresent kind of who I am when it comes to a reaction like that. I don't necessarily think it will be something going forward that you'll see, but you obviously have some regret about going overboard a little bit and lashing out."

Curry's Warriors coach Steve Kerr was relatively unbothered about the incident, though, joking that the two-time champion point guard "should be suspended eight, maybe 10 games" for tossing his mouthpiece.

All joking aside, Curry is lucky to have not received a suspension.

He scored 29 points to help the Warriors defeat the Dallas Mavericks, 133-103, on Monday night.

Curry and his Warriors will host the Toronto Raptors in Oakland tomorrow night.

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