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Does the NBA hate Seattle? Players fined for UW alumni game

alumni gameSEATTLE — The NBA takes yet another shot at Seattle.

According to Yahoo! the league fined several players $15,000 each for participating in last month’s University of Washington alumni game.

League sources say, under the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, players can’t play in public offseason games prior to July 1 or after Sept. 15 without league approval.

Huskies head coach Lorenzo Romar organized the annual game which featured several former players who are now in the NBA.

Among those fined, Philadelphia 76ers forward Spencer Hawes, Memphis Grizzlies guards Quincy Pondexter and Tony Wroten and Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas.

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  • Paul

    If it is in their contract/agreement, then it is a justified fine. However, the NBA better not have any skeletons in their closet if other such activities occurred without fines. As for the NBA hating Seattle, that is justified too. Seattle allowed a non-local to purchase the team from local ownership… of course it was going to move, and we get all boo hoo about it.