NBA fined LeBron James $15K for Sam Cassell celebration

Not even LeBron James is immune from a Sam Cassell event fine.

The NBA fined James $15,000 for making an “obscene gesture” throughout the Los Angeles Lakers’ overtime win versus the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, the .

James drilled a huge 3-pointer in overtime to lead the Lakers to the 124-116 win, and struck as he made his method back down the court.

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The NBA has actually been fining gamers for that event — which has actually ended up being extremely popular both in the NBA and throughout the sports world — really strictly for almost a years. Toronto Raptors star Fred VanVleet was previously this month.

James dropped a season-high 39 indicate lead the Lakers to the win in Indianapolis, which marked his very first video game back from his . from the contest in overtime, as they presumably were utilizing “obscene” language and gestures at their courtside seats.

James resolved his one video game suspension after the win, and .

“I mean, it’s some bulls**t,” he . “But whatever.”

The NBA formally cautioned James “for using profane language during media availability in response to league imposed discipline” on Friday when it fined him, too.

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James was fined for striking the Sam Cassell event versus the Pacers on Wednesday night. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.