NEW YORK (AFP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas has been fined $40,000 after using “derogatory and disparaging” language in a television interview, the National Basketball Association said Friday.
Thomas was sanctioned after comments made in a postgame interview with TNT television following Brooklyn’s 116-105 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday.
Thomas was interviewed alongside new teammate Spencer Dinwiddie.
Dinwiddie, who returned to Brooklyn as part of the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Dallas, joked earlier this week that the Nets had recruited “better looking” players in the deal.
“We may not be the best trade package, but we’re the best looking, and the Nets needed some help in that department,” Dinwiddie said.