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Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers fined for using profanity toward fan

By The Sports Xchange
Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers fined for using profanity toward fan
Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers drives to the basket in a game against the Dallas Mavericks. Photo by Lori Shepler/UPI | License Photo

Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA Saturday for directing inappropriate comments towards a fan.

The incident occurred Thursday at the Staples Center with 3:14 remaining in the Clippers' 126-107 loss to the Utah Jazz.

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Rivers told a fan to "shut the (expletive) up" during the game.

"I definitely shouldn't have said anything," Rivers said before Friday's practice in Dallas. "This is the message I want to say. This is the message I want to say. I'm sorry for using profanity, but I was sticking up for my teammate, bottom line."

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