LeBron James fined $15,000 for 'obscene gesture'
Los Angeles Lakers’ Thursday's overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers has landed the Los Angeles Lakers forward with a fine from the NBA. LeBron James was fined $15000 "for making an obscene gesture on the playing court," said the NBA in a statement on Friday.
NBA Statement said, 'The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 124-116 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.” James made the gesture after making a deep three-point shot.
This is not the first time that NBA has fined a player for this gesture. Many players have been fined for performing a routine popularized by former NBA star Sam Cassell when he was playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, reported The Athletic.
According to Byron Spruell, president of the NBA's League Operations, James was warned for using "profane language during media availability in response to league-imposed discipline”.