Donald Sterling was a huge exclamation mark on the growing amount of fines the National Basketball Association has been handing out, but who are the NBA’s all time-leaders in career fines and total paid in fines?
Some of them come from unprofessionalism, but the fact that there are multiple entries for criticizing referees is very disturbing.
7. Metta World Peace
Ron Artest a.k.a Metta World Peace and most recently Panda Friend has racked up $75000 in fines from 2003 to 2013. His biggest fine was $35000 for hurling a TV monitor and smashing a camera to pieces following a Pacers loss to the Knicks.
The following year he rose to infamy for his role in the huge Pacers-Pistons brawl dubbed Malice at the Palace, which cost him only $10000 in fines, but nearly $5 million in lost salary due to suspension without pay.