NBA fines Randle $25K for using profane language during media availabilities

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The NBA fined New York Knicks forward Julius Randle $25,000 for the "egregious use of profane language" during a pair of media availabilities, it announced Saturday.

The league disciplined Randle for comments he made after Wednesday's team practice and following the Knicks' comeback victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday.

Randle told reporters he was asking the Madison Square Garden faithful to "shut the fuck up" when he flashed a thumbs-down gesture during the fourth quarter of Thursday's affair.

The Kentucky product later apologized to Knicks fans on social media.

Randle has taken a step back after his 2020-21 All-Star campaign. He's averaging 19.6 points, 10.1 boards, and 4.9 assists over 37 appearances this season.

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