League responds it is investigating ace sentries statement to fan sitting at courtside in exchange experiences that was captured on camera and positioned on Instagram
The NBA is probing a oral exchange between Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and a Washington Wizards follower that took place during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals on Thursday.
A fan sitting near courtside at the Verizon Center posted video of stock exchanges on Instagram, which captures Thomas allegedly targeting a idolatrou remark at a spectator.
We are aware and reviewing, a tournament spokesperson told Boston.com on Tuesday.
Thomas apparently tells the fan, who is said to have been interrupting the Celtics idol lookout throughout the game, I will fuck you up and you know that.
The Instagram user who posted the footage said the heckler was screaming all game at Thomas to take his toothless ass back to Boston.
The Celtics lost the game 116 -8 9 and Sundays Game 4 to level the best-of-seven series at two recreations apiece ahead of Wednesdays Game 5 at Bostons TD Garden.
Thomas, 28, has been among the top performers in this years playoffs while playing through heartache after the sudden death of his sister, Chyna Thomas, in a one-car accident in their home government of Washington last-place month.
The diminutive two-time All-Star is averaging 25.6 degrees in 10 postseason tournaments so far, including a playoff-high 53 -point outburst in Game 2 of their back-and-forth semi-final serial with the Wizards.