(NEXSTAR) – LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has been fined $15,000 for generating “an obscene gesture” in the course of a game towards the Indiana Pacers before this week.
He was also warned for utilizing profanity when speaking about a prior penalty with the media, the NBA announced Friday.
James designed the gesture after sinking a basket with only 1:17 left in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s activity from the Pacers, the league specified. Right after creating the shot, James was witnessed grabbing his crotch though working up the court.
The Lakers finished up defeating the Pacers 124-116.
Byron Spruell, the president of league operations for the NBA, experienced also declared on Friday that James was supplied a warning for using profanity in the course of the submit-recreation job interview. The offending reviews had been made when James was talking about his suspension pursuing an on-court docket altercation with Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons in the course of the third quarter of their match on Sunday. Stewart experienced been injured when James elbowed Stewart ideal previously mentioned his eye. Stewart subsequently tried to demand at James.
As a final result of the incident, both James and Stewart had been ejected James was suspended for just one activity, and Stewart suspended for two.