Two time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas was ejected late in fourth quarter of the game between Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards in the NBA. He involved in a confrontation against a fan in the stands who, as per Thomas, yelled foul words at him when the Wizards guard was taking free throws.
“I’m never gonna be disrespected in any way. My dad taught me at a young age don’t ever let anybody call you out of your name. It doesn’t matter who I am, that’s not gonna happen,” he explained after the game as per a video obtained on Twitter from Candace Buckner of Washington Post.
In the video, he was seen wearing an Allen Iverson jersey. “When I missed the first free throw and made the second, I’m running back, the fan had both of his middle fingers up and said, ‘f–k you, b—h’ three times,” he further said. “So then the timeout goes, and I go in the stands and confront him. I said, ‘don’t be disrespectful.’ That calm. I’m a man before anything and be a fan. His response was, ‘I’m sorry, I just wanted a frosty.’ Because if you miss two free throws the fans get a frosty. “
Isaiah Thomas added: “So that’s what happened, and I walked back. I told the security who it was so they can get kicked out of the game. No way, shape or form that should be allowed at all. I’ve been in a league for a while, fans gonna say whatever they want. But don’t ever call me out of my name, cause I would never do that to anyone else. That crossed the line. I got kids, I got a family. That’s not OK at all. I just went to go tell him that. In no disrespectful way, as calm as I am right now, and those were the three things I said, and that was his response.”