Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/6/12
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and the Celtics' Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce have all been fined by the NBA for missing charity appearances during the All-Star weekend in Orlando, Fla. Bryant was hit with a $40,000 fine for not attending an NBA Cares event, while Rondo and Pierce were both slapped with $20,000 fines for their no-shows, USA Today reported. All three played in the All-Star Game on Feb. 26, with Bryant scoring 27 points as the West beat the East 152-149. He passed Michael Jordan for most points in All-Star Game history in the process, moving to 271 for his career. Bryant also suffered a broken nose and concussion from a hard foul by Dwyane Wade in the contest, and has been taking to the court in a protective mask since.
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