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Published: Wednesday, April 18 2012 7:55 p.m. MDT

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Cougzz
St. George, UT

Oh no! Now how is Delonte gonna pay for his neck implant?

JayTee
Sandy, UT

The fine should go to Hayward, not the NBA. Hayward showed great restraint, because I think most people would have decked West and shown him some immediate feedback. These guys get away with too much hijinks and foolishness out there, which shows a certain amount of arrogance and removal from reality.

Kevin Bergstrom
Cottonwood Heights, UT

They should also fine the referee who just stood there and watched it and then the 3 of them that reviewed video of it and didn't see a problem. Like Tony Soprano said, "I don't even let people point their finger at me." He was talking about a medical exam but the same thing applies.

KKB
Draper, UT

Jay Tee and Kevin are SO right here! Hayward is such a classy, talented professional that he (even at a young age) knows what the real score is. Jazz win! And watching Hayward respond truly makes you proud he's a Jazz player! If one of our guys did that, I'd be embarrassed to cheer for them. Please Gordon, stay here your whole career and may you have a long, healthy and prosperous time with the Jazz!!!

DEW
Sandy, UT

That's it, $25K and nothing else? Should of suspend him several games.

mytymouse09
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

That was about the most bizarre, childish thing I've seen a "professional" ball player do. I was greatly impressed with Gordon Hayward being able to control his response. West should have been kicked out of the game, and given a stiffer penalty. What a stupid excuse from West, "he had lint in his hair" -- couldn't he come up with anything better than that?!

Peter Coyotl
West Jordan, UT

The finger in the war was one of the strangest things I have seen in a NBA game. What next from Delonte? A wedgie?

DEW
Sandy, UT

@Peter Coyotl

I like to see him do a wedgie to a ref and see if the ref review that part. refs were clueless!

BigRich
Orem, UT

I would have given him an earful.

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