No matter if you’re Lebron James, there’s no special treatment in the NBA.
The NBA has fined LeBron James $15,000 for his Sam Cassell celebration on a clutch 3-pointer in Lakers’ win over Indiana.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 27, 2021
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.
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) November 25, 2021
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.