Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green lands $25,000 NBA fine for 'obscene gesture'

Controversial ace in hot water again with the NBA but he insists it was worth it.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for the 'obscene gesture' he directed at a Memphis Grizzlies fan.

Green has had an eventful series so far against the Grizzlies, with him ejected from the first game for a Flagrant Two foul.

The fine relates to game two, though. Green was elbowed in the head by Grizzlies star Xavier Tillman and he took exception to it.

As he headed for the locker room amid jeers from Grizzlies fans, Green raised both of his middle fingers as he exited the court.

After that game, Green addressed the issue personally, and said he would happily accept any fine in order to get his point across.

"If you're gonna boo somebody who got elbowed in the eye and face running down blood, you should get flipped off," Green said.

"So I'll take the fine. I'll do an appearance and make up the money. But it felt really good to flip them off.

"You're gonna boo someone that gets elbowed in the eye and blood running down their face? I could've had a concussion or anything.

"If they're gonna be that nasty, I can be nasty, too. I'm assuming the cheers were because they know I'll get fined."

The fine is consistent with NBA policy towards such gestures, with Brookly Nets guard Kyrie Irving also disciplined for a similar altercation with Boston Celtics fans.

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