The Hornets and Mavericks’ three players were fined close to $ 85,000

With the policy of minimizing competition violence, the NBA has decided that technical errors or disqualification on the court are not enough.

On the final day of competition in 2020 in the NBA, a controversy broke out at the Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets match.

There are three players from both teams James Johnson (Dallas), Cody Martin (Charlotte) and Caleb Martin (Charlotte) involved in this incident.

Johnson was immediately disqualified, while Martin brothers Cody and Caleb each received a technical error.

A fights took place at the end of the 4th half when the match was scheduled. Charlotte Hornets then led the Dallas Mavericks by a great lead and the clock had just over two minutes left.

However, James Johnson and Cody Martin had collisions with each other, leading to a little bit of action between the two players.

In the Hornets squad, Cody also has his twin brother Caleb Martin on the bench. So as soon as Cody was rushed by James Johnson, Caleb ran over and got into the fight.

With the policy of minimizing competition violence, the NBA has decided that technical errors or disqualification on the court are not enough.

Today, the tournament announced the penalty to these three players with a total fine of up to 85,000 USD.

James Johnson, besides being fined a technical error and expelled from the field, received an additional cold penalty of 40,000 USD for pushing Cody Martin out of the border, repeatedly having bad words to his opponent and creating so the situation quarrels.

Cody Martin was fined US $ 25,000 for retaliating, pushing back against James Johnson and having an impact on a match board member (in this case a referee).

Cody’s twin brother, Caleb Martin, was fined US $ 20,000 for participating in the brawl, increasing the severity of the situation and having a collision with the referee.

James Johnson is a famous name in the NBA for his style of play and is always not afraid to stand out to protect his teammates.

That’s why he was nicknamed Prince Luka Doncic’s bodyguard when he came to play for the Dallas Mavericks this season.

Meanwhile, Cody and Caleb brothers are not good at controlling emotions. All have met each other and created an unnecessary fight in the end of 2020 this year.