He caught the attention of the 6-10, 250-pound chiseled Pistons power forward, who barked back at his heckler before calming down and stepping into his huddle.
Griffin gets into it with heckler
The interaction cost the fan his seat, and he’s lucky that’s all. It’s not clear what he said, but it was enough to get Griffin heated.
Blake Griffin was heated after what a Timberwolves fan yelled at him. Fan ejected… pic.twitter.com/E9DJrHZD6Y
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) December 20, 2018
Here’s another angle, with the fan being escorted from his seat after being ejected.
Wolves fan gets kicked out after exchanging words with Blake Griffin 😬 pic.twitter.com/mdtnSPL5ur
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 20, 2018
Officials make good decision
Fans heckle players across all sports, but their proximity raises the stakes at NBA games like no other arena. Fans literally sit on the same court that players are playing on.
Officials made the right call here, choosing to toss the fan instead of Griffin, who quickly composed himself after being heckled.
Fine coming for Griffin?
Durant’s outburst wasn’t noted until after the game, and eventually cost him a $25,000 fine from the NBA.
Griffin may have escaped ejection, but a fine still could be coming. After the Malice in the Palace, player conflict with fans is at the top of the league’s do-not-do list.
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