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Nets' Kyrie Irving fined $25K for obscene language

Field Level Media
21 Jan 2022, 03:55 GMT+10

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.

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.

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.

--Field Level Media

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