The NBA Is Officially Soft, Fines Villanueva $25K

I mean, it’s a hard foul. No reason to clear the bench over. Looks more like feelings and ego were hurt than anything. The league fined Charlie $25,000. Check out Isaiah Thomas’ statement on the foul:

“No, it was just the fact that it was a dirty play and he’s a dirty player. It is what it is. He got kicked out of the game, so it wasn’t nothing big. A lot of guys do stuff like that knowing you can’t really fight in this league, so it’s all right.” - Isaiah Thomas