Dwyane Wade fined $25,000 for throat slashing gesture

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Friday, October 28, 2016

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.