NBA Fines Kyrie Irving $50k For Flipping Off Boston Celtics Fans

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A gesture made to the fans during the weekend Boston Celtics game against the Brooklyn Nets will end up costing Kyrie Irving a decent chunk of change, the National Basketball Association said on Tuesday.

The NBA says it was the most-viewed opening playoff game weekend in more than a decade, with Game 1 of the Nets and Celtics series peaking at 9.8 million viewers. It was there that Nets guard Irving decided to hold two middle fingers behind his head, towards fans sitting in the stands at TD Garden.

President of League Operations Byron Spruell said in a statement that Irving will be fined $50,000 for making obscene gestures on the court, and directing profane language towards spectators.

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The Celtics went on to win Sunday's game with just a one point difference, 115 to 114. Boston is up 1-0 in the series, with their next game against the Nets scheduled for Wednesday.

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