OKLAHOMA CITY -- Lakers center Andrew Bynum has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for skipping an interview session with reporters after Tuesday's practice.
Players are supposed to make themselves available to media members after practices and games.
Also, Lakers forward Devin Ebanks was fined $25,000 by the NBA for his actions Monday after getting ejected late in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against Oklahoma City. Ebanks kicked a chair on the Lakers' bench and yanked off his jersey as he disappeared into a tunnel toward the locker room.
Bynum took the rare step of talking to reporters after the team's Wednesday morning shoot-around, when player interviews aren't mandatory, but it wasn't enough to save a financial hit.
"As soon as the coach said we could go [Tuesday], I bonked out on you guys," Bynum told The Times on Wednesday, suggesting that he simply forgot to talk to reporters.