The NBA fined Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler $15,000 for making an obscene gesture and fined the team the same amount for sharing it as a GIF on social media.
The incident occurred near the Heat bench with 1:43 left in the second quarter in Tuesday night’s Game 5 victory against the Atlanta Hawks.
Butler, 32, a six-time All-Star, was in street clothes for the game after being ruled out with right knee inflammation.
The Eastern Conference’s top-seeded Heat won the contest, 97-94, and the series, 4-1, to move on to the second round of the playoffs.
Butler averaged 30.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.8 steals during the first four games of the first-round series.
–Field Level Media