Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was fined $15,000 by the NBA for showing his middle finger off at fans the other night in Charlotte.
Wade accepts what he did was wrong, but also wants to NBA to protect it's players more.
He told the AP that the NBA: "Needs to do a better job of protecting players in the arena. It's open game on us. We're big boys, we can take it, but everyone has their breaking point."
The middle finger situation happened after the third quarter in their loss to the Hornets and the comments were about his wife, actress Gabrielle Union. Wade says the comments got worse throughout the night, prompting the obscene gesture.
I believe Wade on this one. If you're going to fine an athlete for a gesture, investigate the reason why. That fan should have been kicked out of the game at that point.
Fans can talk about a player's age and athleticism all they want, but you wouldn't like anyone talking about your family. So why talk about theirs?