Glen Davis fined for cursing at heckling fan

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.”

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4 thoughts on “Glen Davis fined for cursing at heckling fan”

  1. So the fan verbally harasses Glen Davis, gets insulted back in return, and his response is to file a complaint? Sounds pretty lame on the part of the fan.

  2. The NBA has rules and Players must always take the “high road” in matters like this.

    There are security measures in place at every arena to deal with over-the-top “Fan” behavior. Glen should have simply notified security and let them deal with this idiot.

    I witnessed the infamous meltdown of Dan Issel from roughly 10 feet away. I can attest to the fact that some “Fans” should be quickly ejected. They often are drinking way too much and feel that their ticket gives them license to say anything they wish. They give real Fans a bad name and have no business at any sporting event.

    Yes, the heat of the game affects Fans just as it does Players. Arena security know this and most will issue a “warning card” to the individual. It’s two strikes and you are out. It’s fair. It would have worked for Glen.

  3. Fans Drink way too much.i have only been to one Celtics game a long time ago.Fans think that because they pay the money they can call you whatever they want.At first i was bad at big baby but now im not.big baby didn’t nothing to that man.Zack or whatever is name is should be ashamed of himself.

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