NBA fines players for participating in Washington alumni game

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

A number of NBA players have been fined for taking part in a UW alumni game.

The NBA recently fined a number of players for their participation in an unsanctioned University of Washington alumni game, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. Playing in the event costs each player $15,000.

Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes, Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas and a pair of Memphis Grizzlies guards, Quincy Pondexter and Tony Wroten, have been fined for playing in the game on June 23 at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle.

Other NBA players also took the court, including Raptors guard Terrence Ross and free agent Nate Robinson, but Wojnarowski says it's unclear if they were also subject to the fines.

The game, which was organized by Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar, broke a rule in the CBA stating, "players can't play in public offseason games prior to July 1 or after Sept. 15 without league approval."

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