Celtics Ban Fan Who Hurled Racial Slur at DeMarcus Cousins

Celtics Ban Fan Who Hurled Racial Slur at DeMarcus Cousins

Yahoo's Chris B. Haynes reported Thursday that the Boston Celtics have banned a fan who called the Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins the n-word for the rest of this season and all of next season.

The Celtics ultimately made a decision to believe Cousins and institute the two-year ban of the young fan. And I was told DeMarcus informed one of the team security guys, and they got a hold of the security team at TD Garden, they took care of the fan.

Interactions between fans and National Basketball Association players have reached a fevered pitch this season, which resulted in the Utah Jazz banning two fans for life for their interactions with OKC Thunder Russell Westbrook.

"We were in contact with the Golden State Warriors through this process, sharing our action plan and the final discipline".

"In the course of this investigation, we were able to conclude that the fan had been verbally abusive toward the Golden State bench, but none of the interviewed parties were able to verify the use of racially offensive language, and video evidence proved inconclusive", the team added.

Despite the ban, many feel the punishment doesn't fit the crime and believe the Celtics should have handed down a harsher penalty to the fan. "I heard that night that something had been said and I knew everybody in charge here was taking it really seriously".

Following the game, the point guard, 30, spoke to reporters, claiming that he was provoked to defend himself after a pair of hecklers told him to "get down on my knees like I used to" - a comment he felt was not only "completely disrespectful", but also a "racial" attack on him and his family.

"I'll just put it like that". "So, he received a two-year ban". The NBA and Celtics did not immediately respond to requests by the Globe for comment. We're the product. We push this league, so I don't understand. Westbrook was fined by the National Basketball Association, and the fan in question was given a lifetime ban from Jazz games.

"This should never happen", Miller said. "It's happened to me on a few occasions".

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