NBA fines Glen Davis for cursing at heckling fan

Boston Celtics forward Glen Davis has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 8:44 remaining in the second quarter of Boston’s 92-86 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

According to the Boston Globe reports, “During an injury timeout for Detroit’s Chucky Atkins, the fan, Scott Zack, yelled “fat boy’’ at Davis, who was leaning against the scorer’s table. Davis stared back at Zack, who was sitting in the first row of the lower bowl, and yelled an obscene statement that could be heard in the entire section behind the Celtics bench. Because of the infamous Brawl at the Place in November 2004, security at the site is especially sensitive to interaction between players and fans. Zack was approached by NBA security and filed a complaint at halftime. He continued with his heckling, calling Davis “chubs,’’ but Davis did not respond further and also did not talk with reporters after the game.”