Denver Nuggets forward Jordan Hamilton got docked $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for shouting a profanity at a Los Angeles fan on Christmas Day.
Stu Jackson, the NBA's vice president and leveler of punishment, announced Hamilton's fine.
With 3:50 remaining in Tuesday's game between the Nuggets and Clippers in L.A., Hamilton drove the lane and ended up behind the baseline, in the crowd.
He responded to a fan with a vulgar exchange that was caught by TV cameras and aired live.
Hamilton, in his second year in the NBA, scored a season-high 16 points in the game. He's averaging 6.8 points over 12.4 minutes this season. The Clippers won the game 112-100.
A first-round draft pick of the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, Hamilton was acquired by Denver as part of a three-team draft-day deal that also involved Portland.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.