Sometimes running your mouth can cost you.  

Tilman Fertitta, who bought the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander for $2.2 billion less than two years ago, might not know all the NBA rules, including the one which say he’s not allowed to talk about players that his team may have acquired via trade. 

Fertitta made that mistake last week when he spoke about being “excited” to have Russell Westbrook on the Rockets, and how Chris Paul was “gonna be missed”.  

He made these comments only a few hours after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the deal.  

Marc Stein of the New York Times is reporting that the league has issued the Rockets a $25,000 fine for the remarks.  

Fining a billionaire 25 Grand is laughable.

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