Jameer Nelson Does 'Big Balls' Dance, Fined $15,000 by the NBA

Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistJanuary 15, 2014

USA Today

The "big balls" dance, patented by former NBA star Sam Cassell, is still prevalent in the NBA nowadays. It made its latest appearance on Wednesday night after Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson buried this game-tying shot against the Chicago Bulls:


UPDATE: Thursday, Jan. 16 at 12:55 pm ET by Adam Fromal

Nelson drew a suspension for his celebration of a crunch-time jumper, per Marc Stein of ESPN:

Was it worth it? 

Probably not, as the Magic went on to lose in triple overtime despite Nelson's clutch shot. 

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Sure, Nelson is risking a fine by doing so, but what the heck? He's having fun in what has been a miserable season for him with the Orlando Magic.

Nelson will probably still have to pay from his pocket, though.

Just ask Andray Blatche, who did the same dance earlier in the year and had to pay $15,000 because of it. Or Marco Belinelli, who paid the same amount for celebrating a playoff win last May.

As evidenced by this recent breakdown, this has been, and will likely remain, a popular trend in today's NBA.