Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas fined $25,000 for swearing at a fan (video)
[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BTtJgdsBt0O/[/embed]Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas apparently told a Washington fan:
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred during the Celtics’ 121-102 loss to the Washington Wizards in Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinals series on May 7 at Verizon Center.
The above video was posted May 5 – two days before Game 4 and the day after Game 3, both in Washington. The league described the fine as for an incident in Game 4. However, the video didn’t really catch on until after Game 4.
I’ve asked for clarification, but here’s my strong hunch: This date discrepancy just further indicates the NBA doesn’t care enough about player language toward fans enough to actively police it. The only problem is getting caught on video.
Update: The NBA confirmed the fine was for Game 3.