New Orleans Pelicans all-star forward Anthony Davis has been issued a $15,000 fine, per an NBA press release. The fine handed down to Davis is in response to a video of him flipping-off a fan during Wednesday night’s home loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
NEW YORK — New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis has been fined $15,000 for directing an obscene gesture toward a fan, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident took place as Davis was exiting the court area upon conclusion of the Pelicans’ 115-109 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on April 3 at Smoothie King Center.
Anthony Davis is ready for the season to end ? pic.twitter.com/zng9L6cUoS
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) April 4, 2019
Following the incident, Davis allegedly provided some context for his actions in a conversation through Instagram.
Davis has been no stranger to controversy that’s cost him money this season, being given a $50,000 fine following his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, making his trade request to leave the New Orleans Pelicans a public matter.
A seventh-year NBA veteran out of the University of Kentucky, Davis has averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game in his 56 appearances for the Pelicans this season. At 32-47 New Orleans sits in twelfth place in the Western Conference, out of playoff contention.