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LeBron James Fined For ‘Obscene Gesture,’ Warned For Swearing

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was slapped with a $15,000 nice for an “obscene gesture” and warned for swearing throughout a information convention by the NBA’s disciplinary officers on Friday.

“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,” stated league spokesman Byron Spruell in a information launch.

This is the second time this week that the league has disciplined James for an on-court incident.

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James was hit with a one-game suspension for a bloody altercation with Detroit Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart in a recreation final Sunday. It was the primary suspension of James’s profession.

The ban meant James missed the Lakers’ 106-100 loss to the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

He returned Wednesday to face the Indianapolis Pacers and scored 39 factors in a 124-116 additional time win. Late within the fourth quarter, James drew the ire of league officers for making an obscene gesture after sinking a three-point basket that prolonged the Lakers result in six factors.

James slammed the one-game suspension after the Pacers recreation, describing the punishment to reporters as “some bull—-.”

The NBA issued a warning Friday to James in opposition to “using profane language during media availability.”

James additionally had a pair of followers ejected from the Pacers recreation in additional time, after they heckled him from their courtside seats.

In 9 video games this season, James is averaging 24.6 factors, 5 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

AFP

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