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Dwight Howard fined $35,000 for obscene gesture in Cleveland


    Charlotte Hornets’ Dwight Howard (12) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Cleveland.

NEW YORK >> Dwight Howard of the Charlotte Hornets has been fined $35,000 for making an obscene gesture toward Cleveland fans.

The NBA announced the fine on Saturday.

Howard made the gesture in the second quarter of the Hornets’ 100-99 loss to the Cavaliers on Friday night. He was captured on video mimicking a sexual act.

Howard is a 14-year veteran and eight-time All-Star. The 6-foot-11 center is averaging 15.5 points and 12.9 rebounds in 18 games this season.

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