Suns’ Josh Jackson Fined For Hand Gesture Toward Fan

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It’s been a tough week for the Phoenix Suns and the hits just keep on coming for the struggling franchise.

Suns rookie forward Josh Jackson was fined $35,000 by the NBA for making a hand gesture toward a fan that appeared to mimic pulling a trigger.

The league, which announced the fine on Tuesday, described the gesture as “making a menacing gesture on the playing court and directing inappropriate language” toward the fan.

Jackson denied that the gesture he made was mimicking firing a gun.

“That’s what most people thought I was (doing), but I actually wasn’t making a gun,” Jackson said, According to azcentral.com.

“I kind of wanted to put up the middle finger to him, but I didn’t do that because I felt like I was really being watched so I kind of halfway did it.”

Jackson described being heckled by the fan all game.

“He called me a few names as I was coming out of the game so that’s what really set me off,” Jackson described.

“But it had been going on from the same guy the entire game. Fans can come and sit so close and say whatever they want to say and us as players can’t react in any type of way. It’s something I’m still learning.”