Zach Randolph fined $25,000 for chasing down Kendrick Perkins

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Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has said when it comes to backing up tough talk, “I don’t bluff.”  That admirable stance will cost him $25,000.

Randolph was fined by the NBA on Monday for confronting Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins in a corridor near the locker rooms in Chesapeake Energy Arena following Wednesday’s game.

The fine was announced by NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson, presumably after an investigation of a bizarre incident that began with some on-court trash-talking that went beyond the normal back-and-forth between players.

With 2:05 remaining, Randolph and Perkins began jawing with each other as Russell Westbrook shot a free throw. They walk toward each other before being separated by other players. On this video, you can make out what is being said.
Perkins says, “I’ll meet you at the bus.”
To which Randolph responds, “I’ll beat your ass.”
Referee Ken Mauer promptly ejected both players.
After the game, there were reports of a confrontation in the hallway outside the locker rooms. Randolph was asked about the incident and said, “There’s a lot of bluffing going on on the court, that’s all. And I don’t bluff.”
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