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NBA superstar LeBron James was fined $15,000 after making an "obscene gesture" during a game against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.
A statement posted to Twitter by the league said James, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, was fined the hefty sum for making the gesture while on the court and "warned for using profane language during media availability in response to league imposed discipline."
"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," the statement concluded.
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- NBA Communications (@NBAPR) November 27, 2021
Other players have received hefty fines for the gesture, which former NBA star Sam Cassell made popular, according to CNN.
James's fine was on the low end, as players have received fines from $15,000 to $25,000 for the gesture in the past.
The warning about profane language in the statement came after James was suspended for one game for fighting on the court. He called the suspension "some bullshit."
The suspension was given after James hit Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart in the face and started an "on-court altercation."
Stewart received a two-game suspension for "escalating an on-court altercation by repeatedly and aggressively pursuing" James.