The NBA has fined Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green $50,000 for tampering comments made about Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker while he was serving as a TNT analyst, the league announced Sunday.
During Friday’s broadcast, Green praised Booker and the Suns for their undefeated start in the NBA bubble at the Walt Disney Resort, “but get my man out of Phoenix.”
“It’s not good for him. It’s not good for his career,” Green said. “… They gotta get Book out of Phoenix. I need my man to go somewhere where he can play great basketball all the time and win, because he’s that type of player.”
Asked by TNT’s Ernie Johnson if he thought his comments were tampering, Green responded, “Maybe.”
The NBA clearly decided that he was.
The league noted in its release announcing Green’s fine that the NBA has adopted a stricter enforcement for tampering, including player-to-player tampering.