Brandon Jennings fined for obscene gesture during Pistons-Raptors game


Brandon Jennings scorched the Raptors for 34 points, 10 assists and the game-clinching steal in Detroit’s 114-111 win Monday.

The Pistons point guard also apparently unleashed an over-the-line celebration on Toronto.

NBA release:

Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture during the Pistons’ 114-111 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday, Jan. 12, at Air Canada Centre, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

Jennings’ actions occurred with 2:58 remaining in the fourth quarter of the game.

Jennings made a 3-pointer with 2:58 remaining in the fourth quarter, but neither the Pistons’ nor Raptors’ telecasts showed an obscene gesture to go with it.

On Toronto’s version, you can see that Jennings’ hands are below his waste, and his arms are moving slightly. Sam Cassell dance? Kevin Martin and Jameer Nelson each got fined $15,000 for it, so the price is right.

If that’s why Jennings got fined, the gesture wasn’t too pronounced. Who at the league office spends his or her time meticulously monitoring for players slightly moving their hands near their groins?