Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA fined New York Knicks star Julius Randle $25,000 on Saturday for his "egregious use of profane language" during interviews with the media.

Julius Randle

Julius  Randle
Julius  Randle
MIN: 35.47
PTS: 19.65 (49.81%)
REB: 10.08
As: 4.86
ST: 0.78
BL: 0.59
TO: 3.41
GM: 37

Randle is the Knicks' leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 19.6 points and 10.1 boards through 37 games.

The league noted that the 27-year-old forward made his profane comments two different times -- after a practice Wednesday and then after the Knicks' 108-105 victory against the Boston Celtics on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Randle gave a thumbs-down gesture to fans after making a layup in the fourth period, and after the game he said he wanted the gesture to mean "shut the f-- up." He had been booed in the first half.

The Knicks and Celtics square off again Saturday night in Boston.

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