Thompson was caught on video flipping his middle finger to hecklers while walking off the court at the end of Cleveland's 99–97 win in Brooklyn Monday night.

By Alaa Abdeldaiem
December 06, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson has been fined $15,000 by the NBA "for making an inappropriate gesture toward a spectator" during Monday night's win in Brooklyn, the league announced on Friday.

According to the release, the incident occured at the end of the Cavaliers' 99–97 victory over the Brooklyn Nights on Dec. 3. Thompson was caught on video flipping his middle finger to hecklers while walking off the court.

Thompson's most recent fine is the 19th of his career. The Cleveland center has already been fined 16 times for technical fouls and twice for ejections. Thompson joins Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverly as the latest player to be docked for inappropriate interactions with fans.

On Nov. 20, Durant was fined $25,000 for cursing at a heckler during the Warriors' 112–109 loss to Dallas, reportedly telling the fan to "Watch the f------ game and shut the f--- up." Beverly was fined $25,000 on Tuesday for throwing a game ball at a spectator.

Thompson played 34 minutes against the Nets and ended the game with 19 points and 14 rebounds. 

The Cavaliers (5–19) host the Sacremento Kings (12–11) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

 

 

 

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