NBA fines Trail Blazers wing Evan Turner for Maurice Jones-Drew-esque gesture (video)

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Evan Turner and the Trail Blazers scuffled with the Thunder on Sunday.

But the NBA actually penalized him for an incident that occurred shortly before.

Turner was waiting at the scorers table to check in when the ball went out of bounds. There was initially confusion whether Turner could enter the game, but after the referees allowed it, Turner motioned back at the table.


Portland Trail Blazers guard/forward Evan Turner has been fined $10,000 for making an inappropriate gesture on the playing court, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 4:17 remaining in the third quarter of the Trail Blazers’ 108-105 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, March 2

Turner also made a similar gesture moments later in the same direction, though with his index and pinky extended. And he was talking plenty. I’m not sure precisely what put this over the top to warrant a fine.

If you don’t understand the headline, watch my favorite gif. To be fair to Turner, he didn’t replicate Maurice Jones-Drew’s, um, finish:

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