CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for making a throat slashing gesture after hitting a late 3-pointer in a game versus the Boston Celtics.
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 apologized for the gesture in a tweet on Friday.
"I wanna (sic) apologize to my young fans on my gesture at the end of last nights (sic) game. I was caught up in the emotions of my first game at home," he said in a tweet.
The Bulls beat the Celtics 105-99.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.