NBA fines Hornets' Dwight Howard $25K for obscene gesture

The NBA fined Dwight Howard $25,000 on Tuesday after the Charlotte Hornets center made an obscene gesture toward a fan on Sunday at the Target Center.

The announcement was made by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations.

According to the league, Howard made the gesture with 1:15 remaining in the second quarter of the Hornets' 112-94 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Howard, 31, is averaging 14.6 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.2 assists in 10 games this season, his first with the Hornets.