On Monday night, during the last minute of overtime against the New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose let him emotions get the best of him and tossed a pen across the court and into the stands. Rose, usually the even tempered veteran, had a moment of weakness during the highly competitive game, shown in the video below.
Due to this lapse in judgement by D-Rose, the NBA announced earlier today that it would fine him $25,000 for his actions.
Rose is arguably having the best season since his MVP year, averaging 18 points and 5.8 assists per game in less than 26 minutes off the bench. Furthermore, these numbers Rose is averaging this season are the highest points per minute and assists per minute of his career.
Rose even hit the game winning shot, a floater down the lane, to help the Pistons best the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 7.
Even as a star in this league, Rose needs to make sure to keep those emotions in check, lest he does something he will regret again and get fined by the NBA another time.