NBA To Investigate Isaiah Thomas After Video Showed Him Threatening Wizards Fan ‘I Will F*ck You Up’ (VIDEO)
On Sunday, the Boston Celtics couldn’t do anything as they watched helplessly while John Wall disintegrated their squad to the tune of a 121-102 Game 4 victory.
Not showing much fight on the floor, Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas decided to take his aggression out on a heckling Washington Wizards fan.
“I will f— you up, and you know that.”
The NBA is now reviewing that video to see if Thomas broke any rules that would result in a suspension or a fine.
“The NBA says it’s looking into an exchange during Game 3 of the Celtics-Wizards playoff series, in which Isaiah Thomas appeared to respond to a court-side heckler at Washington’s Verizon Center with a profane comeback.
“We are aware and reviewing,” league spokesman Tim Frank told Boston.com.
Footage of the incident in question was posted online Friday night by an Instagram user and first reported on Monday night by The Big Lead.
According to the user who captured the exchange, a male heckler was “screaming all game” at Thomas to “take his toothless a– back to Boston.” Thomas, who was sitting on the bench, reportedly responded, pointing at the fan, “I will f— you up, and you know that.”
A verbal altercation in the 1st round towards an OKC Thunder fan cost Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000, and the same happened with Celtics forward Marcus Smart, who was seen flipping off fans in the first round series against the Chicago Bulls.