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SportRockets owner reportedly fined $25K for talking about Russell Westbrook

05:00  16 july  2019
05:00  16 july  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Rockets owner reportedly fined $ 25 K for talking about Russell Westbrook . Jack BaerYahoo Sports Contributor. July 15, 2019, 11:54 PM UTC. Per The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the NBA fined Fertitta ,000 for commenting Russell Westbrook before the Rockets ’ blockbuster trade for the

NBA reportedly fines Rockets owner $ 25 K for talking about Russell Westbrook before trade finalized.

Rockets owner reportedly fined $25K for talking about Russell Westbrook© Provided by Oath Inc. Tilman Fertitta probably isn't regretting the NBA's fine too much. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) The NBA and its teams might be making a mockery of the league’s various tampering rules, but one thing you’re still really not supposed to do is publicly comment on an incoming player before the deal is finalized.

That kind of misstep reportedly ended up costing Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta.

Per The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the NBA fined Fertitta $25,000 for commenting Russell Westbrook before the Rockets’ blockbuster trade for the former MVP was officially completed.

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Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has reportedly been fined $ 25 ,000 by the NBA for publicly addressing the Russell Westbrook — Chris Paul trade before it The league office has not announced the fine , which is for comments Fertitta made to Houston’s Fox 26 after the Rockets agreed to send Chris Paul

The Rockets were reportedly fined $ 25 K over Tilman Fertitta's remarks. The Rockets were fined $ 25 ,000 over the weekend, @NYTSports has learned, for public statements made by owner Tilman Fertitta before the Russell Westbrook -to-Houston trade was officially completed.

The trade has still not been announced by the Rockets or Oklahoma City Thunder.

The comment that got Fertitta into hot water was apparently this relatively harmless quote about Westbrook’s arrival and Chris Paul’s departure.

Of course, $25,000 is a paltry sum for Fertitta, who is one of the newer owners in the NBA having bought the team in 2017. Forbes estimates Feritta to be worth $5.2 billion.

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Rockets owner reportedly fined $ 25 K for talking about Russell Westbrook . The HoustoThe Houston Rockets are reportedly interested in signing free agent JR Smith, but he doesn't possess the skills the Rockets need at this point.

Rockets owner reportedly fined $ 25 K for talking about Russell Westbrook . Tilman Fertitta's team made a big move acquiring Russell Westbrook . He just isn't allowed to talk about it yet.

Fertitta also wasn’t alone as an owner of an NBA team in Texas who was fined for an illegal comment, as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also drew the NBA’s ire to the tune of $50,000 for leaking news from a meeting of the Board of Governors.

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