NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Slams LeBron James for Making Obscene Gesture: ‘GOATs Don’t Dance’

Basketball legens Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has slammed NBA star LeBron James for making an obscene gesture last week when the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers.

Abdul-Jabbar called out James for his “stupid and childish” celebration.

“GOATs don’t dance,” Abdul-Jabbar blasted.

“For me, winning is enough,” he continued.

“Why do you need to do a stupid, childish dance and disrespect the other team on the court?

“It doesn’t make sense. GOATs don’t dance.”

James was fined $15,000 for making the “big balls” gesture and also got a warning over using profane language.

The NBA posted a statement to Twitter saying James was fined for making the gesture while on the court and “warned for using profane language during media availability in response to league imposed discipline.”

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“The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 124-116 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse,” the statement said.

“I mean, it’s some bulls**t,” James said. “But whatever.”

From Yahoo:

The NBA fined James $15,000 for making an “obscene gesture” during the Los Angeles Lakers’ overtime win against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, the league announced Friday.

James drilled a big 3-pointer in overtime to lead the Lakers to the 124-116 win, and hit Sam Cassell’s iconic “Big Balls” celebration as he made his way down the court.

The NBA has been fining players for that celebration — which has become incredibly popular in the NBA and across sports — very strictly for nearly a decade.

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