Cavs’ Tristan Thompson Fined $15,000 For Flipping Off Heckler

Rex Christensen
December 7, 2018

But Tristan Thompson should probably expect a call from the league office.

The NBA has fined Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson $15,000 for flipping off a fan in Brooklyn earlier this week.

Thompson directed his middle finger toward hecklers Monday night immediately after the Cavs' 99-97 victory over the Nets at the Barclays Center. The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" staple supported the Cavaliers forward at a game in Cleveland back in October. A fan shouted, "Get out of here, you bum".

He had scored 19 points and 14 rebounds, and denied Spencer Dinwiddie's attempt at a potential game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.

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Despite his own personal performance and the team's win, Thompson still felt disrespected by the fans.

"Someone's gotta get that on video", another can be heard saying in TMZ Sports's video.

"They better put some respect on my name", Thompson said after the game.

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