Dwight Howard fined US$35,000 for obscene gesture toward Cleveland fans
Charlotte’s Dwight Howard was captured on video mimicking a sexual act. AP

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 (Sunday, Manila time).

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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