The NBA has fined Cavaliers ahead Tristan Thompson $15,000 for an obscene gesture made towards a gaggle of followers after Monday’s sport in opposition to the Nets, the league announced Thursday.
The 27-year-old flipped off followers as he walked off the court docket after Cleveland narrowly escaped with a 99-97 victory. It is not clear what sparked Thompson’s gesture or if the followers had been heckling him all through the sport.
Thompson’s nice is comparatively small compared to punishments a number of different NBA gamers have confronted in latest weeks. Warriors ahead Kevin Durant was hit with a $25,000 nice final month for telling a fan to “watch the f—ing sport and shut the f— up.” Clippers guard Patrick Beverley additionally acquired a $25,000 punishment for throwing the ball at a Mavericks fan.
Thompson had a powerful night time earlier than making the gesture, ending with 19 factors and 14 rebounds within the win in opposition to the Nets.