Knicks Julius Randle Fined $50,000

The New York Knicks are in free-fall mode, and there's no doubt it's getting to Julius Randle. His latest blowup involved an altercation with the Phoenix Suns' Cam Johnson, and this one has cost him $50,000.

The NBA slapped Randle with the fine for this incident from Friday night:

In addition to his "forceful shove" on Johnson, his fine was also for making contact with a referee, and refusing to participate in the league's "investigation" into the incident. 

The Knicks were up 10 points in the 3rd quarter when Randle was ejected for his actions, and the Suns went on to win on a 3-pointer at the buzzer by... you guessed it, Cam Johnson.

The Knicks are now on a 7-game losing streak, and are 3-17 in their last 20 games. 

This is just the latest incident in a season of blowups for Randle, who has also had a dust-up with the Knicks' video coordinator on the sideline, has reacted angrily to the fans booing him, and was fined $25,000 by the NBA for a profanity-laced tirade to the media.

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