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NBA: Nets’ Kyrie Irving fined $25K for obscene language

/ 04:57 PM January 21, 2022
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 17, 2022 Isaac Okoro #35 of the Cleveland Cavaliers guards Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse oin Cleveland, Ohio. - Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 for swearing at a fan, the NBA said January 20, 2022. An NBA statement said Irving directed obscene language at a fan during the Nets' road trip loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 17, 2022 Isaac Okoro #35 of the Cleveland Cavaliers guards Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Jason Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

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.

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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.

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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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