Fisher believes fines on Pierce, Stevenson were “deserved”

Just wanted to call a little extra attention to the story Elliott wrote today on Derek Fisher.

Fisher is the president of the players union. He was asked yesterday whether the stiff fines imposed on Boston’s Paul Pierce and Washington’s DeShawn Stevenson for what the NBA termed, `menacing gestures” were justified.

“I think there’s a very fine line between guys being emotional and passionate about playing a game they love to play and our fans love to watch and support and then kind of teetering over that line and then it becoming a fight or an actual battle instead of a game and a sport,” Fisher said Wednesday. “There’s a fine balance to it, but in those cases I think there was a step beyond.”

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