Anthony Edwards Slapped With $50,000 Fine Over Chair Incident

Anthony Edwards Slapped With $50,000 Fine Over Chair Incident
Anthony Edwards Slapped With $50,000 Fine Over Chair Incident

Anthony Edwards, a top player for the Minnesota Timberwolves, was fined $50,000 by the National Basketball Association (NBA) for swinging a folding chair that injured two spectators after the season-ending playoff loss that Minnesota suffered against the Denver Nuggets on April 25.

The ruling, which was released on Wednesday, came around four months after the incident because of a criminal investigation into Edwards’ behavior, which was dropped one month prior to the announcement of the ruling.

In a press release, the executive vice president of the NBA, Joe Dumars, stated that Edwards was penalized for “recklessly swinging a chair in frustration that struck two bystanders.” This action resulted in two people being injured.

After missing a 3-pointer that would have tied the game in the final seconds of Minnesota’s loss to Denver in Game 5, Edwards bolted off the court as the two teams exchanged handshakes. Before entering the dressing area, cameras showed Edwards swinging the chair around before he went in.

Edwards, who is only 22 years old, reached an agreement in July with the Timberwolves to extend his rookie maximum contract for up to $260 million. He is training with Team USA to prepare for the FIBA World Cup.

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