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Nets’ Kyrie Irving fined $25K for obscene language

Jan 17, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) knocks the ball away from Cleveland Cavaliers guard Brandon Goodwin (26) during the first half at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA fined Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for directing obscene language toward a fan.

The incident involving Irving occurred Monday with about four minutes left in the second quarter of Brooklyn’s 114-107 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Irving played for the Cavaliers from 2011-17, winning an NBA title in 2016.

Last week, the league fined Irving’s teammate, forward Kevin Durant, $15,000 for using profane language during a media interview and failing to comply with a league security interview as part of the review process. The 11-time All-Star also was disciplined by the NBA and fined $25,000 last month after directing obscene language toward a fan in Atlanta.

Irving recently started playing road games only after sitting out the first part of the season because he isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19. New York City rules require anyone visiting indoor arenas to be vaccinated, including players.

In five games, Irving is averaging 22.0 points, 5.4 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.

–Field Level Media

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