Saturday April 13th, 2013

Thunder center Hasheem Thabeet made an obscene gesture toward fans seated in the baseline seats at the Rose Garden in Portland on Friday night.

The 7-foot-3 center was slow getting up after a fall to the court prior to a break in play with four minutes remaining in the third quarter and the Thunder leading 70-59. Before returning to Oklahoma City's bench, he paused for a moment to make a suggestive motion to fans that even brought a chuckle from the television crew.

"I just fell, I wasn't talking to the crowd," Thabeet said after the game.

When asked a second time if he had an exchange with fans, Thabeet said: "Who? No, not at all. I just told you."

Denial or not, it's difficult to see how this one would get past the disciplinarians in the NBA league office.

Kevin Durant was fined $25,000 for making a "throat slit" gesture after a dunk against the Warriors in Oakland on Thursday. Video via YouTube user firstandskol | Hat tip: @CJZero

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