It doesn’t pay to blow off the media.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was fined $20,000 for skipping the mandated media press day during NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando. He was also slapped with an additional $20,000 fine for not attending a charity event on behalf of NBA Cares.
This is on top of the broken nose and concussion Bryant suffered at the hands of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade during the All-Star game.
Let’s see what kind of mystery illness Bryant comes down with in Houston next year during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend.