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Dwyane Wade Fined $25,000 For Throat Slash Gesture

The NBA announced Friday that Dwyane Wade would be fined $25,000 for making a throat slash gesture versus the Celtics.

The Bulls took down the Celtics 105-99 in their season-opener Thursday night thanks to a game-clinching three by Dwyane Wade in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, but it's what happened after the shot that has everyone talking.

Check out the video below:

"> Wade turned to the berserk Chicago crowd and made a throat slash gesture, a gesture which has been banned in the NBA since 1999. It was obviously a huge moment for Wade, and his emotions got the best of him in his first game playing for his hometown. He even apologized on Twitter. Still, the NBA fined him $25,000, and you can read the official statement below:

All in all, it's pocket change to Wade, who inked a two-year $47.5 million contract with the Bulls over the summer.

Wade and the 1-0 Bulls take on the 1-1 Indiana Pacers tonight at 8:00 p.m. E.T.

[The Big Lead]