VIDEO: Josh Smith Grabs His Crotch, Gets $25,000 Fine

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Marvin Williams wasn't the only Atlanta Hawks player to suffer the wrath of NBA Dean of Discipline Stu Jackson after Atlanta's 111-102 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night.  Forward Josh Smith grabbed his (own) junk. Unfortunately, Smith works for the NBA and not the TSA -- where touching junk is a part of your daily job description. Smith got fined.

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The incident happened after Smith drained a 3-pointer with 3:44 left in the game. After taking a shot from behind the arc that usually makes many a Hawks fan groan and hitting it, the Atlanta forward pulled off the Michael Jackson crotch grab as he ran down the court before accentuating his junk by holding both hands near his private parts.

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SportSouth replayed the incident on live television seconds later to nervous chuckles by announcers Bob Rathbun and Dominique Wilkins.

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Of course, the NBA -- a league only rivaled by the NFL in cracking down on any sort of athletic exuberance -- took exception to Smith's theatrics and lightened Smith's wallet $25,000. Smith got off easier than Williams, who was suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for his swing-and-a-miss punch in an altercation with New York's Shawne Williams with 43.7 seconds left in the game.

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