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Kyle Kuzma Fined For Flipping The Bird At Fan

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Washington WizardsKyle Kuzma flipped off a fan during Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Pistons and it has cost him some money.

The Wizards forward was fined $15,000 by the NBA, The Athletic‘s Shams Charania reports.

In an official NBA statement, Kuzma was fined for making an “obscene gesture toward a fan.”

The incident occurred in the fourth quarter after Kuzma drained a three from the corner to put Washington ahead 97-88.

Kyle Kuzma Fined For Flipping The Bird At Fan
Kyle Kuzma #33 of the Washington Wizards celebrates a three-point basket to take the lead with .06 seconds left in overtime against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 08, 2021. (Getty)

It isn’t known if the fan said that might have caused him to make the gesture, Bleacher Report writes. The Pistons immediately called a timeout after Kuzma’s basket. The officials didn’t blow the whistle for a technical foul.

Bleacher Report reports that this marks the second notable fine for a player due to an obscene gesture during a game, with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James being docked $15,000 after making a three-pointer against the Indiana Pacers for doing a celebration often attributed to former NBA player Sam Cassell.

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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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