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Eddie House fined $25,000 for “obscene gesture”

Jan 31, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

Eddie House

Eddie House‘s three-pointer with 22 seconds left of Sunday’s Heat-Thunder tilt won the game for the Heat, but the Cassell-esque dance he did immediately after making it will cost him as much as most people pay for their cars.

Ira Winderman of the Florida Sun-Sentinel noted that House was not fined for making a similar gesture in the waning moments of Miami’s Friday game against the Detroit Pistons, but Josh Smith was fined for making a “crotch-related gesture” when the Hawks played the Knicks last Friday.  Winderman also tweeted that Erik Spolestra said that the gesture “won’t happen again.” That’s probably for the best — now that Sam Cassell has retired, it’s probably time to retire his joyously inappropriate celebration as well.

  1. bradlidgesmole - Jan 31, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    he should punch someone in the balls instead of dancing with big balls. nba will look the other way.

  2. wiseowlbballfan - Jan 31, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    What?– a guy can’t make a little “adjustment” without getting fined? That’s NUTS

  3. elric718 - Jan 31, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    It looked like the “no marbles” gesture from Major League.

    Pretty Funny.

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