Brandon Jennings Reportedly Fined $15k by NBA for Obscene Gesture vs. Raptors

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2015

USA Today

Detroit Pistons star Brandon Jennings has reportedly been fined by the NBA for a gesture made during a game against the Toronto Raptors. 

According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, Jennings' fine is for $15,000:

Even though Jennings' actions resulted in a fine, he's been an instrumental part of Detroit's recent resurgence. In the game against Toronto, for instance, the former first-round pick had 34 points and 10 assists in a 114-111 victory. 

Vincent Goodwill Jr. of The Detroit News wrote that Jennings has taken on more of a leadership role with the Pistons during this streak of nine wins in 10 games:

Many expected Van Gundy to take on (Josh) Smith as his pet project and unlock Smith's potential into efficiency, while Jennings was essentially treated as an afterthought — a "most likely" candidate to be traded. But Jennings has become the efficient star recently, carrying the Pistons on his skinny, 175-pound frame.

While this latest incident doesn't speak to the changes Jennings has made, his play on the court and vocal role has given the Pistons a player they can build around. He will hopefully learn from the mistake and keep playing at a high level. 

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