In the latter parts of the the game last night between the Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks, a fan was thrown out of the game due to something he said to Klay Thompson following a foul.
At the time, the Warriors led the game 88-86 and there was just under seven minutes left to play. Thompson, and other players such as David West, seemed to be pretty upset with what the fan was saying to him as he fell to the ground.
The fan was also visibly leaning over Thompson and got up from his seat when Thompson grew closer to him.
Right away, the referee can be heard saying “I got it, I got it.” The referee then talked to security and had the man removed from the game. Give credit to the officials in this situation, as they handled it in the best way they possibly could.
The fact that Thompson was upset about what the fan said really shows that what was said was extremely out of line. NBA players constantly hear fans criticizing them or saying crazy things, but the majority of they time they do not respond. However, this time Thompson made it known that he was upset with what the fan said to him.
Klay Thompson said the fan under the hoop who got tossed said "a lot of b-words" to him.
David West: "Lot of cuss words. Just profane. Too much."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 13, 2018
David West added the fan screamed “F—— you b——. You mother———“ to Klay Thompson.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 13, 2018
There is absolutely no excuse for behavior like this in the NBA when fans are watching the game. Give credit to the referees and stadium security for dealing with the situation accordingly.