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Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 by NBA for obscene comment towards Philadelphia fan

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Kyrie Irving was fined $25,000 by the league office on Sunday afternoon for a profane remark directed towards a Philadelphia fan during halftime of the Celtics-Sixers game at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night. Video of the incident made the rounds on social media after the game. In the recording, a fan could be hearing shouting 'Where's LeBron?' towards Irving prior to the lewd comment.

Irving spoke to the league office on Saturday about the comments before the fine was issued Sunday. The All-Star guard took full responsibility for the remarks in the wake of the incident but did not share any regrets about them.

“Hell no,” said Irving about whether he regretted making the remarks. "(The heckler was) man enough to record it on video, then that’s all him. I’m glad he got his (social media) name out there and then, kinda, 5 seconds of fame and it going viral — that’s the social media platform we live on. I take full responsibility what I said and excuse (to) the kids at home and you move on.”