Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture on the playing court and warned for using profane language during media availability in response to league-imposed discipline, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.
The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 124-116 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 24 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Fining LeBron $15k would be like fining a regular person $1.50.
I am sure Bron feels it was worth it, considering how the Pacers fans were heckling him. He had two ejected for saying they wish Bronny died in a car accident.
LeBron James missed his chance to shine at Madison Square Garden this season. So, he picked up his teammates in his return Wednesday night at Indiana.
After drawing the first suspension of his career because of a fracas Sunday in Detroit, James delivered tiebreaking and back-breaking 3-pointers in overtime and finished with 39 points to help the Los Angles Lakers rally past Indiana, 124-116.
“I was excited about being in the lineup,” he said. “Me not playing last night on the second night of a back to back, I knew I could kind of give our guys a boost of energy with me not playing last night.”
“I know he wanted to get this ‘W,'” coach Frank Vogel said. “He really wanted to play in that Knicks game, he looks forward to that every year. So to bounce back tonight, to quarterback the defense and carry the offense the way he did, that’s just a performance for the ages.”
This celebration was made famous by Sam Cassell back when the NBA didn’t have such harsh rules about things. They cared more about the dress code and Malice in the Palace than BIG BALLS.
Flip the pages for LeBron doing the BIG BALL Dance.