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Sometime during the last week, Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins revealed to Yahoo's Chris Haynes that he had been the target of the n-word while playing in certain road cities.

Cousins didn't name cities, but now, Haynes is reporting that an incident happened on Jan. 26 in Boston.

"I was told by league sources that the incident occurred while the Warriors were in Boston," Haynes said on The Spin. "During that game, there was a fan that muttered the n-word at DeMarcus Cousins. 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' revelation came in the wake of Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook getting into a heated argument with a fan in Utah. Westbrook was fined by the NBA, and the fan in question was given a lifetime ban from Jazz games.

The incident led to a broader discussion on how fans treat visiting players in arenas, which is how the topic came up during the interview between Cousins and Haynes.

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The incident in Boston happened over two months ago, but according to Haynes, Cousins and the Warriors were just made aware of the punishment for the fan in Boston.

"I was told that DeMarcus and the Warriors were just informed about that recently," Haynes said.

No word yet on how Cousins and the Warriors are reacting to this news.