Celtics’ Marcus Smart fined $25K for flipping off fan

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Celtics guard Marcus Smart let his emotions get the best of him late in a home playoff loss to the Bulls on Tuesday, and now he’s paying for it.

Late in the fourth quarter after missing a 3-pointer, Smart appeared to flip off, point at and shush a fan on the sideline. In wake of the incident, the NBA announced Wednesday it levied a $25,000 fine against Smart.

Obviously, I’ve been told of the gesture, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday during a conference call. I saw a brief video clip of it but, from my clip, from the angle that I saw, I couldn’t tell. But obviously if he made a gesture, it’s unacceptable and that will be handled Cheap Heat Jerseys by the league.

It was a frustrating night all around for Celtics players and fans during a Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys 111-97 loss, dropping Boston to a 2-0 deficit in the opening-round series.

Game 3 is Friday in Chicago.

Burress later in the piece details the incident that eventually landed him behind bars

“We believe Joe has put this behind him and that he can turn into the player and community member that creates a plus for Cincinnati,” Brown wrote. “We are going to do everything in our power to make this happen.”

Brown probably means this, but he has shown he is absent of power in such a circumstance.

By the time the Vikings took the plunge, there was serious concern that the brilliant Marshall receiver draped with red flags was going to go completely undrafted. His slide has merely become part of NFL lore, and so has his career-long vengeance against the Cowboys, who he thought betrayed him by passing on him at eighth overall.

The slide by which all recent slides are measured, mainly because the Cal product was a quarterback, he was considered on par with the first overall pick (Alex Smith, by the 49ers), and because he was subject to the classic green-room waits. But everyone knew he’d landed in the perfect place, as Brett Favre’s heir apparent.

Burress later in the piece details the incident that eventually landed him behind bars; when he accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a New York City night club in 2008.

Here’s that passage in full:

“I had owned a gun since my rookie year, and I almost always had it on me. But that night, I left my house in New Jersey without my gun and met one of my teammates at an Applebee’s Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys to get something to eat. After we ate, we were going to go pick up another teammate before going into the city.

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