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NBA fines Clippers $50,000 for Doc Rivers' comments about Kawhi Leonard

AP

The NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 on Friday for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule.

The league did not specifically say what comments were determined to be fine-worthy, other than saying it was in response to what Clippers coach Doc Rivers said about Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard “in a recent television appearance.”

Earlier in the week, he compared Leonard to Michael Jordan.

Leonard will be a free agent this summer, and the Clippers are expected to be the teams who will try to pursue him.