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Boston Celtics power forward Chris Wilcox flipped off the “Kiss Cam” in Friday’s 95-94 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers. In result, Wilcox was fined $25,000 due to his actions.
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Apparently the #sixers Kiss Cam zeroed in on Wilcox and Jared Sullinger and Wilcox put up his hand to block the camera. Some claim it was
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The one-finger salute. Sullinger told me after the game that it wasn’t after he received text messages from friends asking about the gesture
In my mind, it was a classy move by Wilcox. While it is a theme around the league to lay one on a significant other, it was a joke to the Wells Fargo Center audience. The former 10-year went a little overboard with his actions, but this isn’t the first time Wilcox was put on the jumbotron as stated below.
According to NESN.com, this action was not the first time the “Kiss Cam” came into play:
Back in March — in Wilcox’ final game of the 2011-12 season before the Celtics discovered a heart abnormality that forced him to miss the rest of the season — Wilcox and Brandon Bass got Kiss Cammed in Philly.
Here is a glimpse of last’s year experience:
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The NBA has announced a $25,000 fine for Chris Wilcox “for making an obscene gesture directed toward fans during a game.”
While the league didn’t say what the specific incident was… I’m pretty sure this is what did it:
Kiss cam ends with Chris Wilcox flipping off the camera man when he and Jared Sullinger put on board.
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) December 8, 2012...
#celtics forward Chris Wilcox fined $25,000 for obscene gesture during timeout in Friday's loss to #sixers. Much more to this storyabout 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite@GwashNBAGlobegary washburn Apparently the #sixers Kiss Cam zeroed in on Wilcox and Jared Sullinger and Wilcox put up his hand to block the camera. Some claim it wasabout 3 hours ago...
Per WEEI, Stu Jackson, NBA Vice President of basketball operations made the announcement today that Celtics’ Chris Wilcox has been hit with a quarter of a million dollar fine for an obscene gesture toward fans in Philadelphia Friday night. Wilcox’s actions occurred during a timeout with 8:47 remaining in the 4th period of the Celtics 95-94 overtime [...]
The NBA announced today that Chris Wilcox was fined $25,000 for making an obscene gesture toward fans during Friday's loss in Philadelphia. From ESPN:
During a fourth-quarter timeout, Wilcox gave an in-house television camera broadcasting on the video board the middle finger when a "Kiss Cam" segment ended with a shot of him and teammate Jared Sullinger sitting...
Most NBA arenas feature a “kiss cam” on the big screen. One of the moments that often causes the arena to burst into a fit of giggles is when the cam features two members of the opposing team. Celtics Chris Wilcox didn’t find it that amusing when the Celts faced off agains the Sixers. The [...]
Chris Wilcox of the Boston Celtics has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for making an obscene gesture toward fans during a game.
The incident occurred with 8:47 left in regulation during the Celtics' 95-94 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday night when the "Kiss Cam" panned over to Boston's bench.
After reportedly greeting fans with his middle finger, Wilcox...
Boston Celtics forward-center Chris Wilcox has been fined $25,000 for making an obscene gesture directed toward fans during a game, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations.
Wilcox’s actions occurred during a timeout with 8:47 remaining in the 4th period of the Celtics 95-94 loss to the 76ers on Friday, Dec. 7.
It all starts so innocently. In a running gag at several NBA arenas, and a near-nightly event at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the video board begins showing happy-looking couples on the “Kiss Cam” as some classic love ditty plays over the loudspeakers, in an attempt to get the fans to kiss.
The routine is predictable. Start with a safe-looking couple to get a quick...
So Chris Wilcox was just fined $25,000 for an "obscene gesture" that he gave the fans in Philly on Friday night. Per Sam Amick's twitter.
Boston's Chris Wilcox fined $25K for "making an obscene gesture directed toward fans during a game.."in Celts' 95-94 loss to 76ers on Fri.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) December 9, 2012
But the hilarious part of...
Off the court entertainment usually features a “kiss cam” on the big screen. This time many fans burst into giggles, as the cam featured two members of the opposing team. As the Boston Celtics faced off against the Sixers there was one player who did not find it funny, Chris Wilcox.
The Kiss cam panned to Wilcox and teammate, Jared Sullinger. Instead of bushing it off,...
If you’ve been to a NBA game, you know how Kiss Cam works. The camera pans around the arena stopping at presumably random couples encouraging them to kiss. The ordeal usually ends with the camera ending up on two players on the opposing team’s bench and the crowd is entertained while the two players either attempt to ignore the camera and have a chuckle about it themselves.
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