Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas was ejected late in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 125-108 road loss against the Philadelphia 76ers and he is likely to face a fine and possibly a suspension for his actions from the league.
After making one of two free throws with about 3 minutes left in the game, Thomas could be seen heading into the stands behind the basket and confronting a fan.
Video has now been obtained from the stands that shows what Thomas said to that fan.
“Hey, don’t do that, bruh. You a fan, don’t do that.”
“No no no no, I know. – Thomas says to security pulling his arm.”
“Just don’t do that.”
After the game, Thomas said a fan had “both of his middle fingers up and said, ‘F— you, b—-‘ three times.”
“I said: ‘Don’t be disrespectful. I’m a man before anything. Be a fan.’ His response was, ‘I’m sorry, I just wanted a Frosty,'” Thomas said, adding that he believes the fan’s behavior stemmed from a 76ers promotion for which fans are awarded a frozen dessert if an opposing player misses two free throws in the second half.
“That crossed the line. I’ve got kids. I’ve got a family. That’s not OK at all. So I just went to go tell him that,” Thomas said. “I’m never going to be disrespected in any way.”