Nets coach Jason Kidd fined $50,000 for dropping a cup of soda


Welp, we knew Jason Kidd was going to receive a fine for his little stunt with the cup of coke being dropped on the court during Nets vs. Lakers Wednesday night. The NBA has fined the rookie coach $50,000 – that’s more than he makes per game in case you were curious.

Both Kidd and rookie Tyshawn Taylor denied that the bump was intentional.

“Cup slipped out of my hand while I was getting Ty,” Kidd said of “Cupgate.” “Sweaty palms. I was never good with the ball.

“In the heat of the battle, you’re trying to get guys in and out of the game, and the cup fell out of my hand.”

Video replays appeared to show Kidd saying “Hit me,” something Taylor flatly denied.

Said Taylor: “No [Kidd didn’t say that]. I wasn’t paying attention. I just kind of bumped him. I didn’t even know he was holding [anything]. [But] coach was drinking a soda on the sideline. I was like, ‘What’s he doing?’