Denver Nuggets forwardÂ Kenyon Martin is $38,000 poorer due to a Monday ejection.Â Martin was fined $35,000 by theÂ NBA on Tuesday for antics involved with his second-quarter ejection against Charlotte. He already had been assured of a $1,500 penalty for each of two technicals.
After receiving the technicals and being ejected by official Ken Mauer with 2:27 left in the first half, Martin slowly walked off the court with a big smile on his face. He mockingly clapped in an attempt to urge on the fans. And he stopped to adjust his uniform.
Martin, often penalized in his 10-year career, expressed surprise after the game in the locker room about the ejection, and said it was among the least he’d ever acted up to get tossed.