The 27-year-old flipped off followers as he walked off the courtroom after Cleveland narrowly escaped with a 99-97 victory. It isn’t clear what sparked Thompson’s gesture or if the followers have been heckling him all through the sport.
Thompson’s high quality is comparatively small compared to punishments a couple of different NBA gamers have confronted in latest weeks. Warriors ahead Kevin Durant was hit with a $25,000 high quality final month for telling a fan to “watch the f—ing sport and shut the f— up.” Clippers guard Patrick Beverley additionally obtained a $25,000 punishment for throwing the ball at a Mavericks fan.
Thompson had a robust night time earlier than making the gesture, ending with 19 factors and 14 rebounds within the win in opposition to the Nets.