James made the gesture after making a shot late in Los Angeles’ 124-116 extra time victory in Indiana on Wednesday evening.
He had missed a loss at New York an evening earlier after he was suspended one recreation for hitting Detroit heart Isaiah Stewart within the face and drawing blood final Sunday. He used profanity in his postgame interview after the victory in Indiana when discussing the suspension.
Additionally Friday, the NBA fined Portland’s Robert Covington $15,000 for throwing his facemask at a referee Wednesday. He was given a technical foul and ejected for that motion, with 49 seconds left within the second quarter of the Path Blazers’ 125-121 loss at Sacramento.