NEW YORK — New Jersey guard Jason Kidd was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making an obscene gesture toward fans Wednesday night in the Nets' loss to Phoenix.

The former Suns star was playing in Phoenix for the first time since being traded to New Jersey during the offseason.

The first time Kidd faced his old team earlier this season, he had some bitter words for the franchise and mouthed obscenities at then-Suns coach Scott Skiles.

Kidd was booed throughout the game Wednesday and finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. He made a 3-pointer on his first shot but was 4-for-18 overall, 1-for-10 in the second half.

The NBA said Kidd made the obscene gesture at the conclusion of the Nets' 89-87 loss. The fine was announced by Stu Jackson, the league's vice president of basketball operations.