NBA fines Davis $15k for obscene gesture towards fan
Anthony Davis' one-finger salute after the New Orleans Pelicans' home loss against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday will cost him.
The NBA announced on Thursday it is fining Davis $15,000 for directing an obscene gesture towards a fan.
The New Orleans star was caught on camera after the game flipping off the crowd.
Davis was in street clothes and had been ruled out of the game with a back injury that sidelined him for the previous three games.
It is unclear what triggered him to make the obscene gesture as he left the court.
Pelicans fans have had mixed feelings about Davis ever since he requested to be dealt before the NBA trade deadline. There were talks of him being traded to the Lakers, but Los Angeles pulled out of negotiations reportedly because New Orleans demanded too much for Davis.
As a result, Davis remained with the Pelicans but likely will be traded during the offseason.
On top of that, Davis has been battling injuries and has played in just 15 of the team's 22 games since he asked to be traded.