Julius Randle fined $15,000 for gesture after game-winning shot against Miami

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Julius Randle seemed pretty hyped after hitting a game-winning shot against the Miami Heat as the Los Angeles Lakers notched only their 16th win of the season.

However, his actions landed him in hot water with the NBA and he was fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture following his overtime winner.

After practice on Friday, Randle commented: ''I was just having fun, but it's all right. It's no big deal. Now the joke can be on me. On to the next one.''

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The young center has been one of few bright sparks in a disastrous season for the Lakers. 

He is averaging a double-double season so far for the purple and gold with 11.6 points and 10.2 rebounds a night. 

His highest scoring game of the season was a 23-point haul in a loss to the L.A Clippers in January. 

With Kobe Bryant's retirement only 11 days away, the Lakers are making plans for their future, and it seems the 21-year-old will be a big part of that. 

He has established himself in the starting five after losing his spot in December and early January. With the end of an era approaching at the Staples Center, Randle has a chance to prove he can be the new leader.

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