Kevin Durant is fined $ 25,000 for directing profanity toward a fan

NEW YORK – Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant was fined $ 25,000 by the NBA for directing obscene language at a fan during a game in Atlanta.

The fine was announced Sunday by Byron Spruell, the league’s president of operations.

It stems from an incident Friday night when a fan interrupted Durant with 28 seconds left in the second quarter of the Nets’ 113-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

In an on-court video posted on social media, an off-camera fan can be heard yelling, “Durant, stop crying!” before Durant responds using multiple expletives.

Durant scored 31 points, including a jump shot for the lead midway through the fourth quarter, in the victory.