NBA Roundup: Cowabunga, Dude!rickchand3/02/07 9:15amFiled to: NbaLos Angeles LakersNBA RoundupSnowboardingVladimir Radmanovic23EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkNotes on Thursday's games in the National Basketball Association ...• Fresh Powder Costs An Athlete Once Again. It's our opinion that the general public will never fully embrace the NBA until the league cracks down on all the unauthorized snow sport activities. On Thursday Lakers' forward Vladimir Radmanovic was fined for snowboarding, sending a harsh message to the rest of the league (Malik Allen drops snow saucer with an audible clank!). Radmanovic separated his shoulder while snowboarding on Feb. 17, a violation of his contract (man, those things must be very lengthy and specific). The amount wasn't disclosed, although the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting that it's $500,000. Yikes. From the MSNBC story: "Radmanovic initially told the team that he sustained the injury when he slipped on a patch of ice and fell" ... leaving out the part about the mountain and the chair lift. Actually, though, we'd be just as willing to pay to see a 6-foot-10 guy crash while snowboarding as we would to see the Lakers play the Grizzlies. Anyway, to make him feel better, why not send him one of these?