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Australian NBA player Joe Ingles fined for groin strike

  • Australian NBA player Joe Ingles fined almost $20,000 for hitting Kiwi in groin
  • He struck Steven Adams below the belt during a Jazz/Thunder game
  • Ingles was fined after striking Adams in the third quarter of his team’s 96-87 win 

Australian NBA player Joe Ingles has been fined almost $20,000 for hitting Kiwi rival Steven Adams in the groin during a game.

Ingles’ Utah Jazz were taking on Adams’ Oklahoma City Thunder at Salt Lake City on Saturday when Ingles delivered a sneaky blow below the belt.

Adams was attempting to guard opposing centre Rudy Gobert near the basket when Ingles struck him in the groin.

 

Australian NBA player Joe Ingles has been fined almost $20,000 for hitting Kiwi rival Steven Adams in the groin during a game

Ingles¿ Utah Jazz were taking on Adams¿ Oklahoma City Thunder at Salt Lake City on Saturday when Ingles delivered a sneaky blow below the belt

Ingles’ Utah Jazz were taking on Adams’ Oklahoma City Thunder at Salt Lake City on Saturday when Ingles delivered a sneaky blow below the belt

The Australian was fined $US15,000 ($AUD19,500) by the NBA for ‘making contact with the groin area’ of Adams.

The fine was announced by the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe.

The blow occurred with 8.53 left in the third quarter of the Jazz’s 96-87 win over the Thunder.

The fine shouldn’t prove too much for Ingles to handle as he signed a mammoth four-year $67 million contract with the Jazz in the off-season.

It’s not the first time Adams has been the subject of shots to the groin, as he has been kicked twice between the legs by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green. 

The fine shouldn¿t prove too much for Ingles to handle as he signed a mammoth four-year $67 million contract with the Jazz in the off-season

The fine shouldn’t prove too much for Ingles to handle as he signed a mammoth four-year $67 million contract with the Jazz in the off-season

It¿s not the first time Adams has been the subject of shots to the groin, as he has been kicked twice between the legs by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green

It’s not the first time Adams has been the subject of shots to the groin, as he has been kicked twice between the legs by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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