Lakers forward Julius Randle has been fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture made while celebrating his go-ahead basket against the Heat, the NBA announced Friday.
After scoring with 1.9 seconds remaining, Randle made the gesture, popularized by former NBA player Sam Cassell, which has consistently drawn fines for its use over the years by NBA players.
The Lakers beat the Heat in overtime Thursday night after Randle’s driving runner gave them the 102–100 lead. The second-year forward finished with 13 points (on 4-of-11 shooting) and 14 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 26 points and six rebounds.
L.A. is 16–59 and in last place in the Western Conference with seven games to play.