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NBA Star Jimmy Butler Cops Fine For 'Humping' Gesture On The Sideline

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NBA Star Jimmy Butler Cops Fine For 'Humping' Gesture On The Sideline

Jimmy Butler landed himself in hot water with the NBA after he was captured on camera doing a "humping" gesture while on the sideline.

The Miami Heat star, who was resting his injured knees, watched his side secure a series-clinching win against the Atlanta Hawks when viewers watching the broadcast from home noticed him make the gesture following a consecutive Max Strus three-pointer.

It turns out NBA officials also saw Butler's gesture and wasted no time in serving him up a $21,000 fine.

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Granted, $21k doesn't seem like much given Butler's astronomical wages in Miami, but the star guard is starting to make a habit of getting fined recently.

This is actually Butler's third fine from the NBA alone this season.

Back in November, he was fined $42,000 for an incident during the game against the Denver Nuggets and he was fined a further $35,000 a few months later in February prior to the All-Star Game.

Not counting any internal fines from the Heat, Butler has now lost $98,000 this season - again, not much to him probably, but still.

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Jimmy Butler. Credit: Alamy
Jimmy Butler. Credit: Alamy

The Heat were also fined $21,000 for turning the video of Butler's gesture into a social media clip.

It's understood the now-deleted post racked up a huge amount of likes in the very short space of time that it was live.

As for the team themselves, they're now preparing for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals next week.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Twitter/ESPN

Topics: Basketball, Basketball News, NBA, Video, Miami Heat, watch, Australia

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