Pistons’ Blake Griffin was called ‘boy’ by Timberwolves fan in December
At the time, no one knew what triggered Griffin to get so upset at the fan.
According to Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the Timberwolves fan called Griffin “boy.”
Being called "boy" is what triggered Blake Griffin's confrontation with a Timberwolves fan earlier this season. https://t.co/lU5cXx3yuS
— Vince_Ells56 (@Vincent_Ellis56) March 15, 2019
Last week in Utah, Westbrook was told by a Jazz fan to “get on your knees like you’re used to.” The former MVP went back at the fan in a profanity-laced rant which was caught on video.
The Jazz did the right thing by banning the fan for life. Westbrook was also fined $25,000 by the NBA.
The Timberwolves ejected the fan who was talking smack to Blake Griffin. It’s unknown, though, if they banned him as well.
These racist taunts need to stop. Fans have the privilege of sitting so close to the action. They shouldn’t be using that opportunity to racially attack the players. There’s no place for that in society.
Blake Griffin hasn’t addressed the incident, but it will be interesting to see if he does moving forward.