NBA: Nets’ Kyrie Irving fined $25K for obscene language
The NBA fined Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for directing obscene language toward a fan.
The incident involving Irving occurred Monday with about four minutes left in the second quarter of Brooklyn’s 114-107 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Irving played for the Cavaliers from 2011-17, winning an NBA title in 2016.
Last week, the league fined Irving’s teammate, forward Kevin Durant, $15,000 for using profane language during a media interview and failing to comply with a league security interview as part of the review process. The 11-time All-Star also was disciplined by the NBA and fined $25,000 last month after directing obscene language toward a fan in Atlanta.
Irving recently started playing road games only after sitting out the first part of the season because he isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19. New York City rules require anyone visiting indoor arenas to be vaccinated, including players.
In five games, Irving is averaging 22.0 points, 5.4 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.
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