Kyrie Irving didn’t regret getting into a verbal altercation with a Sixers fan during Boston’s 102-92 win on Friday night, but he might not be happy with how the spat will impact his bank account. Irving told a Philadelphia fan to “suck my d*ck” after the fan screamed “Kyrie, where’s LeBron?” at him.
According to a statement released by the NBA, Irving has been fined $25,000 for the incident. Seeing as how Irving makes a hair under $19 million a year, this is more of a minor inconvenience than a massive investment. But still, handing over a check that amounts to a nice Honda Civic probably isn’t how Irving wanted to spend his Sunday afternoon.
The fine was announced by the league’s Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Kiki VanDeWeghe.