Monday, 10 December, 2018

Cavs' Thompson fined $15K for gesture to fan

Getty Images Tristan Thompson flipped off heckling Nets fans after Cavs' road win
Sidney Guerrero | 08 December, 2018, 23:14

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson has been fined $15,000 by the National Basketball Association "for making an inappropriate gesture toward a spectator" during Monday night's win in Brooklyn, the league announced on Friday.

Cavs big man Tristan Thompson has been known to get into it with players and fans of opposing teams, which is exactly what happened in a recent game.

The Cavaliers came way with just their fifth win of the season on Monday, edging out the Nets, 99-97, in Brooklyn.

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Someone could be heard saying "someone's gotta get that on video" - which obviously was, now costing Thompson a cool $15,000 for his response to the heckler.

Thompson tallied 19 points and 14 rebounds to power the Cavs and successfully defended against Spencer Dinwiddie's 3-point attempt to win the game for the Nets at the buzzer.

After the game, he said "they better put some respect on my name".

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