Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas told a story of the time a Celtics fan called him the n-word after Isaiah Thomas’ incident with heckling 76ers fans.
Thomas went into the stands to confront a couple of fans because one of them flipped him off and said, “f*ck you, b*tch.” The confrontation led to the fans being banned and Thomas being suspended.
That’s nothing compared to Arenas’ encounter with a Celtics fan back in the day. The former Wizards star said heckling is part of the game and it’s all entertainment, even the time a fan called him the n-word.
According to Arenas, who admitted players sometimes say worse things to fans, he responded to the racial slur by lighting up the Celtics. He then ended up turning the fan into a fan of his.
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