Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson fined $15K for flipping off Nets fans

first_imgThe NBA has fined Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson $15,000 for an obscene gesture made toward a group of fans after Monday’s game against the Nets, the league announced Thursday.The 27-year-old flipped off fans as he walked off the court after Cleveland narrowly escaped with a 99-97 victory. It’s not clear what sparked Thompson’s gesture or if the fans were heckling him throughout the game.  Thompson had a strong night before making the gesture, finishing with 19 points and 14 rebounds in the win against the Nets. Warriors star Stephen Curry says it ‘was a little weird’ playing Cavaliers without LeBron James Thompson’s fine is relatively small in comparison to punishments a few other NBA players have faced in recent weeks. Warriors forward Kevin Durant was hit with a $25,000 fine last month for telling a fan to “watch the f—ing game and shut the f— up.” Clippers guard Patrick Beverley also received a $25,000 punishment for throwing the ball at a Mavericks fan. Related News NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers have had ‘no discussions’ about dealing Kevin Lovelast_img

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