It was recently reported that during an incident involving Warriors' center DeMarcus Cousins and a fan in Boston resulted in the fan being banned. On Friday, the Celtics issued a statement confirming the two-year banishment:
Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes was the one who originally reported the ban after a league source told him the incident did indeed occur in Boston.
"During that game, there was a fan that muttered the n-word at DeMarcus Cousins," Haynes said on The Spin. "And I was told DeMarcus informed one of the team security guys, and they got a hold of the security team at TD Garden, they took care of the fan. And I was told, ultimately, that that fan was banned for the rest of this season and next year. So, he received a two-year ban."
Cousins has been very open about fans directing racial slurs toward him "on a few occasions," and the NBA simply told him to ignore it. Including one particular incident where Boogie flipped off Warriors fans when he was with the Kings.
"But they was like, ‘All right, but you flipped them off.' I'm pretty sure them dudes are still enjoying games [today]. So it's like I'm the bad guy because I react?"
It's nice to see the Celtics taking this situation seriously and making sure the fan was punished because of their actions.