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Garnett fined $25,000 by league for not speaking to media after Game 7

Boston Celtics' Garnett reacts after missing shot against Philadelphia 76ers during Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final playoff basketball series in Boston

Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett reacts after missing a shot against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final playoff basketball series in Boston, Massachusetts May 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

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Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo left the court before the final buzzer even sounded when the Miami Heat beat the Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. They didn’t stick around for the post-game handshake like mature adults.

Then Garnett did not speak to the media.

That violates league rules, so Wednesday the league slapped a $25,000 fine on Garnett. All players need to make themselves available to the media after playoff games. Even Eddie Curry. Rondo did speak to the media and was not fined.

My question is, if Garnett decides to retire how does the league collect on that?