Andrew Bynum fined $15K

Updated: May 17, 2012, 8:08 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum and forward Devin Ebanks were both fined for separate violations, the NBA announced Wednesday.

Bynum was fined $15,000 for failing to make himself available to the media following the Lakers' practice on May 15. Bynum had 20 points and 14 rebounds in the Lakers' 119-90 Game 1 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals.

"Stuff happens," said Lakers coach Mike Brown before Game 2 on Wednesday night. "Guys pay the price or pay the consequences and are held accountable and you move on."

It was the latest in a string of off-court issues for Bynum this season, who was fined earlier in the year by the Lakers for conduct detrimental to the team after he failed to report to a meeting with general manager Mitch Kupchak.

Ebanks was fined $25,000 for actions prior to and following his ejection late in Game 1. With 2:18 remaining in the fourth quarter on Monday, Thunder center Cole Aldrich was called for a foul on the Lakers' Josh McRoberts. The foul caused Thunder and Lakers players to get tangled up and Ebanks and Oklahoma City's Royal Ivey were both called for technical fouls. Ebanks was subsequently ejected for something he said to the referee and removed his jersey as he made his way through the tunnel to the locker room.

Game 2 between the Lakers and Thunder is Wednesday.

Dave McMenamin

ESPNLosAngeles.com