On Sunday, Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas was filmed telling a heckling Wizards fan “I will fuck you up” during game 4 of the Celtics-Wizards game.
Apparently the NBA has also seen the video and is deciding whether to punish Thomas for getting into it with the fan.
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.”
Earlier in the playoffs Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverly was fined $25,000 for getting into a verbal altercation a fan during the Rockets first-round playoff series against the OKC Thunder, and Celtics guard Marcus Smart was fined the same amount for flipping off a fan at during Boston’s first-round series against the Chicago Bulls.