Technical foul – A technical foul is a common foul that can lead to a fine or ejection. A technical foul is called on a player accused of unsportsmanlike non-contact behavior. You may hear this referred to as just a “technical.”
clear-path foul – This type of foul is called when a defender fouls an opponent when there was no one in front of the offensive player. A clear-path foul will usually result in two free throws given to the player that was fouled.
Charge (foul) – A charge is called when an offensive player runs into a non-moving, defenseless defender.
Flagrant foul – Any sort of unsportsmanlike conduct where there was no clear attempt to play the ball. It can be intentional and unintentional. It is called when a players safety is at risk. The NBA operates with two versions: flagrant-1 and flagrant-2. Depending on the severity of the foul it could result in immediate ejection.
Flagrant-1 – A serious personal foul that will result in loss of pocession for the team and a warning for the player. The player will then be ejected upon the second offense in the same game.
Flagrant-2 – An extreme case of misconduct that results in an immediate ejection from the game without a warning (up to officials discretion).
Now that we have discussed the types of fouls, what are some of the most recent fouls by NBA players and their costs.
Most recent fines by player
Patrick Beverley, PG, was fined $3000 for a technical foul on March 10, 2017
Dwayne Wade, SG, was fined $2000 for a technical foul on March 10,2017
John Wall, PG, was fined $4000 for a technical foul on March 10th, 2017
LeBron James, SF, was fined $2000 for a technical foul on March 10th, 2017
Markieff Morris, SF, was $6000 after being ejected on March 8th, 2017
Jared Dudley, PF, was fined $2000 after an ejection on March 7th, 2017
Brandon Jennings, PG was fined $6000 after an ejection on March 7th, 2017
Highest fines per player 2016-2017 season:
1) DeMarcus Cousins, $470,326
2) Darren Collinson, $382,324
3) Mitch McGary, $208,095
4) John Wall, $75,000
5) Tim Hardaway Jr., $62,226
6) Alex Len, $53,851
7) Paul George, $53,000
8) Russell Westbrook, $43,000
Where does the fines go after they are collected from players?
Professional NBA players are fined a combined millions of dollars every season, where does all that money go? According to Spotrac, NBA players have paid a combined 1.6 million dollars halfway into the 2016-2017 season. That money is supposed to go the charities chosen by the National Basketball Association and National Basketball Players Association. Half of the money awarded to the National Basketball Players Association goes towards their foundation and the half of the money that the NBA gets a hold of goes to NBA Cares community partners. Partners include Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, UNICEF and Share Our Strength.