Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson fined $15000 for 'inappropriate' gesture to Nets fan

Tristan Thompson

Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson's one-finger salute to Brooklyn Nets fans on Monday night is reportedly costing him $15,000.

Shortly after the buzzer sounded on the 99-97 Cleveland victory, Thompson turned to the Barclays Center crowd and flipped the bird.

Thompson played 34 minutes against the Nets and ended the game with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) drives past Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Cleveland. They face the Sacramento Kings in the early hours on Friday morning.

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According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the National Basketball Association has fined the Cleveland big man for flipping the bird at fans at Barclays Center.

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