Dwyane Wade made his regular-season debut with the Chicago Bulls on Thursday and clinched the game with a huge three-pointer with less than 30 seconds to go.
It was Wade’s fourth three-pointer of the game and it put the Bulls up 104-99. They would go on to win 105-99.
However, it is what Wade did after the shot that will likely get the attention of the NBA office.
After Wade made the shot, he immediately turned to the crowd and did a throat-slashing gesture, a move that is strongly frowned upon in most sports leagues.
The gesture has been banned in the NBA since 1999 due to its violent message of slashing the throat of the opponent. Kevin Durant was fined $25,000 for making a throat-slash during the 2012-13 season.
TNT announcer Marv Albert expressed disappointment in Wade for the gesture.
“Dwyane Wade with a gesture that could cost him,” Albert said. “I know you get caught in the heat of the action, but I am surprised he did that.”
Wade finished with 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in the game. It was also his first game with four three-pointers in a game since January, 2013.