Here is a weird one: The LA Lakers were fined because Magic Johnson complimented Giannis Antetokounmpo.
In an interview with ESPN, LA Lakers Team President Magic Johnson praised Giannis Antetokounmpo, earning himself a fine... for some reason. Johnson's quote is as follows:
This certainly seems like a harmless, even thoughtful gesture by Johnson. However, the league seems to think otherwise.
Magic Johnson's Lakers have already been hit with a tampering fine, the last one for $500,000 last August. It was discovered that they had been engaged in talks with Paul George's agent outside of the appropriate times.
The league is clearly demonstrating the seriousness with which they see these kinds of dealings. Be careful who you compliment, people.