Clippers' Beverley fined for throwing ball into crowd against Lakers

Patrick Beverley paid the price for throwing ball into the crowd during Los Angeles Clippers' season-opening victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Following the buzzer in the LA derby game, Patrick Beverley threw the ball underhand into the crowd, leading to a fine from the NBA.   -  (Getty Images)

The NBA fined Patrick Beverley $25,000 for tossing the ball into the crowd after the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers.

Beverley and the Clippers celebrated their season-opening 112-102 victory over city rivals the Lakers at Staples Center on Tuesday.

Following the buzzer, Beverley threw the ball underhand into the crowd, leading to a fine from the NBA on Wednesday.

While it is clear the 31-year-old was not attempting to harm anyone in the crowd, the league still found the action egregious enough to fine him.

Beverley is known around the league as a hard-nosed, in-your-face defender, but does not have a significant history when it comes to fines or suspensions.

In the win against LeBron James and the Lakers, Beverley had two points, 10 rebounds and six assists on one-of-seven shooting.

The Arkansas product re-signed with the Clippers in the offseason on a three-year deal for just under $40million.

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