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NBA Fines Celtics' Kyrie Irving $25,000 for 'Inappropriate Language' Directed at Fan

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The NBA on Sunday fined Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for using "inappropriate language when responding to a fan," USA Today reported Sunday.

At halftime in Friday's Celtics' game against the Philadelphia 76ers, a fan reportedly yelled, "Kyrie, where's LeBron?" to which Irving responded with a vulgar comment.

When asked if he regretted making the remark, Irving said "Hell no," in a video posted on Twitter.

"If he's man enough to record it on video, that's on him. Glad that he got his (social media name) out there. Kind of, five seconds of fame and it going viral. That's the social media platform we live on. Take full responsibility for what I said. Excuse the kids at home, and you move on," Irving said.

"At the end of the day, we're human, if it's in the heat of the moment, and frustration arises, we're at halftime, we were down by four. In an environment, a season opener in Philly, being with a young team like we have here, just staying composed... It's up to the league at this point. But like I said, I take full responsibility for what I said. I don't have any regrets for it," he added.

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