NEW YORK – LeBron James was fined $ 15,000 on Friday for an obscene gesture. The NBA who also warned the Los Angeles Lakers superstar about using profane language.
James made the gesture after taking a shot at the end of the Lakers’ 124-116 overtime victory in Indiana on Wednesday night.
He had missed a loss in New York the night before after a game was suspended for hitting Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart in the face last Sunday. He used profanity in his post-game interview after the Indiana win when he discussed the suspension.
On Friday, the NBA also fined Robert Covington of the Portland Trail Blazers $ 15,000 for throwing his face mask at a referee on Wednesday. He received a technical foul and was sent off for that action, with 49 seconds remaining in the second quarter of the Trail Blazers’ 125-121 loss at Sacramento.