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NBA fines Kyrie Irving $25,000 for improper comments to fan

October 22, 2017

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) gets his shot blocked by Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for responding to a fan with inappropriate language.

Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’ executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine Sunday.

Irving spoke to a fan at halftime of Boston’s 102-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

The NBA fined Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins $25,000 for language he used toward a fan late in a loss to Memphis on Wednesday night in the season opener.

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