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Marco Belinelli fined $15,000 for obscene gesture

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05:30 PM ET 05.06 | The NBA will reportedly slap Chicago Bulls shooting guard Marco Belinelli with a $15,000 fine for an obscene gesture during the fourth quarter of Saturday's 99-93 Game 7 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Following a key three-pointer in the game that put Chicago ahead 91-81, Belinelli did what's known as the "Sam Cassell Dance," a move popularized by the former NBA guard and current Wizards assistant coach. Playing a leading role for the shorthanded Bulls, Belinelli recorded 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists to push his team into the next round of the playoffs. However, his little celebration will cost him a pretty sizable chunk of money as the league continues to discipline players for emulating Cassell's dance. Players such as Josh Smith and Eddie House have been fined for similar gestures in the past.

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, Elsa Elsa
May 6, 2013  06:33 PM ET

Hope it was worth it.

May 6, 2013  08:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hope it was worth it.

Maybe something was lost in translation....










......nope.

May 7, 2013  01:33 AM ET

The way he's been shooting it up, he deserves to make a few gestures :-)

 
May 7, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Next Time Do It Italian Style, Bro.

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