Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Charlotte Bobcats' Josh McRoberts (11) reacts after being called for a foul during the second half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 101-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
NBA notes: Bobcats’ McRoberts fined $20K for foul on LeBron James
First Published Apr 24 2014 10:30 pm • Last Updated Apr 24 2014 11:27 pm

New York • Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts was fined $20,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making unnecessary and excessive contact with Miami Heat forward LeBron James.

McRoberts’ foul against James with 50 seconds left Wednesday in Miami in the Heat’s 101-97 playoff victory over the Bobcats also was upgraded to a Flagrant 2. James drove and was met at the rim by McRoberts, whose right elbow struck the four-time NBA MVP around his chin. James immediately began grabbing at his throat and needed much longer than he usually does to get up after a hard foul, which was not called flagrant.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

"I don’t need to see it again," James said after the game. "Most important thing is we won the game."

Conley wins NBA’s sportsmanship award

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger calls guard Mike Conley the kind of man a father would want to marry his daughter. Conley’s peers certainly think highly enough to award him the NBA’s Joe Dumars Trophy for sportsmanship.

Conley received 77 first-place votes of a possible 334 and earned 2,335 points overall for the award announced Thursday. He was followed by Boston’s Jeff Green, Phoenix’s Channing Frye, Washington’s Bradley Beal, Portland’s Damian Lillard and Chicago’s Mike Dunleavy.

Colorado’s Dinwiddie heading to NBA

University of Colorado junior point guard Spencer Dinwiddie is skipping his senior season and will declare for the NBA draft.


story continues below
story continues below

Dinwiddie said at a news conference in Boulder on Thursday that he believes he’s a "first-round talent."



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.