Lakers’ Bynum, Ebanks Are Hit With NBA Fines Totaling $40,000

Andrew Bynum and Devin Ebanks of the Los Angeles Lakers were fined a total of $40,000 by the National Basketball Association for separate violations.

Bynum was fined $15,000 for failing to make himself available to the media following yesterday’s practice, the league said in an e-mailed statement. Ebanks will lose $25,000 for his actions before and after his ejection in the Lakers’ loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their playoff series.

After shoving Thunder guard Royal Ivey in the closing minutes of the 119-90 loss, Ebanks argued with officials and then punched a chair and pulled his jersey off when he was thrown out of the game.

The Lakers play Game 2 of the best-of-seven Western Conference series tonight in Oklahoma City.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.