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Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma fined for flipping off fan

Kyle Kuzma in Washington Wizards v Detroit Pistons

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 08: Kyle Kuzma #33 of the Washington Wizards reacts to a 119-116 overtime win over the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 08, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma enjoys engaging with opposing fans.

But giving the finger to a fan after hitting a 3-pointer? The NBA frowns on that getting caught on widely disseminated video doing that.

NBA release:

Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma has been fined $15,000 for directing an obscene gesture toward a fan, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.

The incident took place with 9:34 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Wizards’ 119-116 overtime win over the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 8

Kuzma was charged up playing in his native Michigan. He later hit the game-winning 3-pointer from the same spot.

That time, he celebrated with three fingers raised.

As for the fine-drawing celebration, here’s video for those whose sensibilities can handle it: