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Andres Nocioni fined $25K for throwing mouthpiece

Andres Nocioni,

Philadelphia 76ers’ Andres Nocioni, of Argentina, argues a call with referee Nick Buchert during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Washington. The Wizards won 116-115 in overtime. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)


Frankly, this whole story is gross.

Andres Nocioni, in frustration during the Sixers loss to the Thunder Wednesday night, threw his mouthpiece into the stands. Then apparently he wanted it back, and a Sixers employee had to go retrieve it, according to Liberty Ballers.

Thursday the league announced a $25,000 fine for Nocioni for throwing the mouthpiece. I think he should have to pay $50,000 and half of it should go to the poor guy who had to retrieve it.

And please, please tell me he did not actually put it back in his mouth.