Boston Celtics forward Chris Wilcox was fined $25,000 over the weekend for making an ‘obscene gesture’ during his team’s Friday night loss to the Sixers at the Wells Fargo Center.
According to ESPN, Wilcox, an 11-year veteran out of Maryland, flipped a bird at the camera when he was shown on the Jumbo-Tron during the end of 76ers “Kiss Cam” feature midway through the fourth quarter.
The action did not result in a technical foul; however, upon review, the league has decided to penalize Wilcox.
Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, announced the fine on Sunday.
Wilcox, 30, is in his second season of a two-year, $3 million dollar deal with the Celtics. Besides Boston, the former first round draft pick’s career has also included stops with the Clippers, SuperSonics, Thunder, Knicks and Pistons.
His best season was in 2006, when he averaged 14.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He is averaging 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.1 minutes off of Boston’s bench this season.
ESPN reports Wilcox’s fine is the second of the season for the Celtics. Kevin Garnett was fined $25,000 for his part in a on-court scuffle with the Brooklyn Nets last month that left Rajon Rondo suspended for two games.
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