Posted May 06, 2013

Bulls’ Marco Belinelli fined for ‘obscene gesture’

2013 NBA playoffs, Ben Golliver, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Marco Belinelli

The NBA announced Monday that Bulls guard Marco Belinelli has been fined $15,000 for “making an obscene gesture” during Saturday’s Game 7 win over the Nets in Brooklyn. The news was first reported by USA Today Sports.

Belinelli received the sanction for his celebration of a fourth-quarter three-pointer that put the Bulls up by 10 points with just under five minutes remaining. After knocking down the shot, Belinelli backpedaled while positioning both of his hands below his waistline, as if to demonstrate the large size of his genitalia. The celebration was popularized by Wizards assistant coach and former NBA player Sam Cassell and is generally referred to as the “Big Balls Dance.”

Chicago went on to defeat Brooklyn 99-93 to advance to face Miami in an Eastern Conference semifinals series that begins Monday. Belinelli finished with 24 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

7 comments
JonathanD
JonathanD

Whether or not it was obscene, since when was shooting a three when you're up 7 with five minutes left something that requires big balls?  Belly Nelly is getting a little too full of himself for a 40% shooter.

amolad
amolad

OH, PUH-LEEZE.

Most people didn't even notice it until the NBA fined him.

Get rid of Stern NOW. 

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

The NRA is obscene. 'High balls' is not obscene. 

hg22norm
hg22norm

Ranch hand, I think  the Duck knows what it stands for. lol

He is trying to make a point!!

Belinelli make a funny geasture that the No Ballin Allowed folks didn't like!!

duckfan59
duckfan59

oh lighten up N(azi)BA....i thought it was hilarious.