i don’t know if i’d call sprewell a creep, necessarily, though he did try to choke his coach to death once. i think maybe someone put a curse on the potentially great golden state warrior teams of the 90s that had sprewell and another troubled(legally) star, chris webber, on them (though tim hardaway, billy owens, and chris mullins seem to have avoided the hex). the nba players’ union is up in arms over the amount of the fine. $250,000. a quarter of a million dollars. whew! that is a lot, but when you think about it, it’s only about 2% of his $12.6 million salary. so what’s the big deal? he’ll have one less yacht for someone to vomit on.