The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly ID’d the fan who taunted San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills on Sunday and he has been banned from Quicken Loans Arena indefinitely, in line with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. The Cavaliers group will reportedly evaluation the ban after one yr.
According to Sporting News, microphones at Quicken Loans Arena picked up the fan’s feedback towards Mills in the course of the fourth quarter San Antonio’s 110-94 win.
Mills, who was born in Australia and whose mother and father are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, responded to a video the incident on twitter, “I’m a proud Islander. Like my Jamaican Brothers, me & my household within the islands the Torres Strait have skilled racial slurs for many years. Hope your efforts will enlighten this confused, hateful fan. #BlackHistoryMonth.”
According to NBA.com, (H/T Bleacher Report), Mills’ mom and her siblings have been forcibly eliminated from their household when she was two years outdated as a result of her father was white and her mom was an Aboriginal Australian.
The 29-year outdated level guard is averaging 9.6 factors in 61 video games this season, 15 which he has began. The Spurs, 36-25, are presently sitting in fourth place within the Western Conference.