Mavs’ West Fined For Giving Hayward Earful

NEW YORK (AP) – Mavericks guard Delonte West has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for jabbing his finger into the ear of Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward during the second quarter of Utah’s 123-121 triple-overtime win over Dallas on Monday.

The NBA issued the fine Wednesday, calling it a “physical taunt.”

West had been called for fouling Hayward away from the ball then walked after him to give him what he called a “wet willy.”

West received a technical but was not tossed out of the game. Hayward walked away from the confrontation.

The Mavericks face Houston at home Wednesday.

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