NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago guard Dwyane Wade was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for making a throat slashing gesture after hitting a late 3-pointer in his Bulls debut Thursday night.
Wade got the ball in the corner, took a dribble to his left and stepped back for the 3-pointer. He made the gesture after the ball swished through the net, and then jumped around as the crowd roared.
Wade finished with 22 points in the Bulls’ 105-99 home victory over the Boston Celtics.
He apologized Friday via Twitter:
I wanna apologize to my young fans on my gesture at the end of last nights game. I was caught up in the emotions of my first game at home.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 28, 2016