LeBron James has been punished with $15,000 for the ‘obscene gesture’ during the Lakers’ last game overtime win against the Indiana Pacers in which, he drilled a huge three-pointer. The team which has been struggling since last season following their star player Anthony Davis’ multiple injuries was able to achieve win 124-116.
“LeBron James has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture on the playing court and warned for using profane language during a media availability,” said Byron Spruell, the league spokesman in a news release, reports AFP.
On Friday, he was also notified for adopting profane vocabulary during a post-game news conference by the NBA disciplinary officials. “I mean it’s some bulls**t,” he said while expressing his one-game suspension to the reporters. “But whatever”. The player believed he shouldn’t have been suspended. LeBron faced the first suspension of his career following a bloody conflict with Detroit Pistons’ Isaiah Steward during their side’s clash previously on Sunday. The ban cost the Lakers’ 106-100 loss against the New York Knicks on Tuesday.
King James is not the only one to be fined for the celebration while the NBA has become stringent and been punishing players. Fred VanVleet of the Toronto Raptors was also penalised following hitting the move in pretence to the player Sam Cassell. The Raptors, on Thursday, clambered a dramatic recovery against their sharp opponent Philadelphia 76ers.