NBA fines Lebron James $15K for Sam Cassell ‘big balls’ celebration

Expensive celebration cost Lebron James $15,000.

No matter if you’re Lebron James, there’s no special treatment in the NBA.

When the Lakers faced off the Pacers on Wednesday, James celebrated his clutch 3-pointer with a Sam Cassell-style big ball — the NBA was quick to react by fining him $15,000 for his obscene gesture. 

Furthermore, NBA advertently warned him about the gesture as well as the profound language he used during a post-game interview when asked about the fines he had been receiving. 


After getting off of a suspension for hitting Detroit center Isiah Steward in the face last Sunday, James missed a loss to New York recently. 

On Sunday, the Lakers will take on the Pistons. Hopefully, James would tone down any non-basketball shenanigans. 

An NBA fine was recently imposed on Portland forward Robert Covington after he threw his face mask at a game referee. Right after, a technical and ejection were called with just 49 seconds left. The Trail Blazers lost 125-121 at Sacramento that day.

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