LeBron James fined for obscene gesture during Pacers game Wednesday

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The NBA has fined the Lakers' LeBron James $15,000 for making an "obscene gesture" on the court and was warned for using "profane language during media availability in response to league imposed discipline."

James made a 3-pointer with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter to put the Lakers ahead 110-104 in a game they had trailed by as many as 9 earlier in the period, resulting in the celebration. James scored 17 points in the fourth quarter and overtime in a game Los Angeles would win 124-116.

With 2:29 remaining in overtime, James pointed out two fans to referee Rodney Mott, he consulted with arena officials and the fans were ejected from the game. James did not provide any specifics about what was said, saying it was "outside the line with obscene gestures and words."

"When obscene gestures and language come into it, (it) can’t be tolerated," James said. "There's a difference from cheering for your team and not wanting the other team to win and things I would never say to a fan and they shouldn't say to me."

James also used profanity during that postgame interview when discussing his one-game suspension after an altercation with Detroit's Isaiah Stewart. James said striking Stewart, which started the altercation, was accidental and the ejection was the correct call but he didn't deserve to be suspended.

Contact IndyStar Deputy Sports Editor Nat Newell at (317) 444-6182 or nat.newell@indystar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NatJNewell.

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