Other pro-sports leagues — the NFL, MLB and NHL — are very up front about how they donate player fines.
NBA players have paid more than $1.6 million in fines about half-way into the 2016-2017 season. That’s based on data from Spotrac, which monitors athlete contracts and financials.
According to the league’s collective bargaining agreement, the money goes to charities chosen by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association.
The NBPA’s half of the money goes to its foundation. However, it’s unclear where the NBA’s half goes. The league declined to disclose the names of any of the charities that get fine money.