If you’ve been to a NBA game, you know how Kiss Cam works. The camera pans around the arena stopping at presumably random couples encouraging them to kiss. The ordeal usually ends with the camera ending up on two players on the opposing team’s bench and the crowd is entertained while the two players either attempt to ignore the camera and have a chuckle about it themselves.
All of that happened during the Dec. 7 game between the Celtics and Sixers in Philadelphia with one exception: Celtics forward Chris Wilcox decided that he wasn’t going to ignore the camera or chuckle about it. Instead, he flipped the camera off.
The Sixers have a Kiss Cam during the third quarter of every game. Usually, it spans the arena showing couples (or not) who smooch on the big board for the crowd. The gag concludes when the camera pans to the opposing bench, where players usually laugh, fake kiss or just ignore the camera. Boston’s Chris Wilcox had a slightly different and less appropriate reaction. Wilcox greeted the 17,921 Wells Fargo Center fans with his middle finger. He was serenaded by boos and received an earful from an assistant coach moment’s later. He might get a letter from commissioner David Stern too.
He did indeed get that letter from David Stern. And it also included a $25,000 fines as well.
Boston’s Chris Wilcox fined $25K for “making an obscene gesture directed toward fans during a game..”in Celts’ 95-94 loss to 76ers on Fri.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) December 9, 2012