James had also knocked a few fans out of the Pacers’ game in extra time after they caught him from their seats on the field.
File image of Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. AP
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was fined $ 15,000 for an “obscene gesture” and warned for swearing during a press conference held by NBA disciplinary officers on Friday.
This is the second time this week that the League has disciplined James over an incident on the pitch.
James was banned from one game last Sunday because of a bloody altercation with Detroit Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart. It was the first suspension of James ‘career.
The ban meant James missed the Lakers’ 106-100 loss to the New York Knicks on Tuesday.
He returned to face the New York Knicks on Tuesday Indianapolis Pacers to compete, scoring 39 points in a 124-116 win in overtime. At the end of the fourth quarter, James drew the ire of league officials for making an obscene gesture after sinking a three-point basket that increased the Lakers’ lead to six.
James was suspended for a game after the Pacers game and described the punishment to reporters as “a cop–“.
James also had a few fans who were kicked out of the Pacers game in overtime after they got him off their places on the field.
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