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Pelicans’ Anthony Davis fined $25,000 for abusing official, failing to leave court in timely manner

Pelicans big Anthony Davis showed plenty of outrage in his first career ejection Wednesday.

The league thought he went too far.

NBA release:

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been fined $25,000 for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

New Orleans needs Davis – who was restrained by multiple teammates for each of his two technical fouls – on the court. I doubt this becomes a pattern for him, and a fine will only reinforce why he must control his temper, no matter how poorly he’s officiated.