LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has been fined $15,000 for making an “obscene gesture.” This occurred during a Wednesday game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers. On Friday, the NBA ruled that LeBron should be fined $15,000 for the same action two days later.
The foul occurred just days after James was suspended for an on-court fight with Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart. While attempting to secure a rebound, Stewart brushed against James; causing him to swing his arm and strike Stewart, who bled from his eye. It was James’s first game following a one-game suspension Sunday.
The play on Wednesday had some fans defending James actions on Twitter since he struck the person that struck him first.
The new scene happened during the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ game against the Pacers with only one minute and 17 seconds left. James pulled out a celebration commonly credited to Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Sam Cassell. James did the same after hitting a clutch three against Indiana. The NBA has released an official statement on the matter.
The new scene happened when the Lakers played the Pacers. There was one minute and 17 seconds left in the game. James pulled out a celebration that is credited to Sam Cassell, who used to coach for Philadelphia. This same celebration happened when James hit a three against Indiana. The NBA has come out with an official statement on the issue.
NBA’s official statement on LeBron James
“Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture on the playing court and warned for using profane language during media availability in response to league imposed discipline, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations. The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 124-116 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 24 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.”
LeBron James has had a busy few days. During media availability, he was also admonished for using profane language while serving his ban. The league decided to impose strict penalties in response to this behavior.
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