Fan removed from Warriors-Bucks game for yelling vulgarities at Klay Thompson


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MILWAUKEE — Beyond his clutch shooting and dependable consistency, Klay Thompson has another endearing trait. Nothing ever seems to bother him.

Well, there are exceptions. After taking a fall in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ eventual win over the Milwaukee Bucks, Thompson heard a fan yell out a string of vulgarities from his seat behind the basket. Thompson jawed right back, while Warriors forward David West and guard Shaun Livingston expressed their displeasure as well. Immediately, security officials removed the fan from the arena.

What did the fan say that bothered Thompson so much?

“Just a lot of words I probably can’t repeat on camera,” Thompson said. “He got his money’s worth. That’s all right. I wish I honestly didn’t respond. But it happened. It’s not a big deal.”

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The incident quickly became a big deal when it happened, though. Thompson took a hard fall after Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon fouled him as the Warriors held a 88-86 lead with 6:53 left in the game. The fan, who had a seat behind the basket, then stood up and started yelling at Thompson. Livingston said the fan became “reckless with the words” before respectfully declining to elaborate. West called the fan’s language “very reckless and out of line.”

“I don’t know what guys get out of that,” West told Bay Area News Group. “It’s cool to be for your team. But two feet from the guy and you’re cussing him out and calling him names. That’s too much.”

What did the fan say?

“He cussed at him. You can’t F-bomb a guy,” West said. “That’s too much.”

As a result, West confronted the fan and offered a stern message.

“‘Shut up. Watch your mouth,’” West recalled saying. “He gets to swearing at guys; that’s not part of cheering for your team.”

After officials separated West, Livingston and Thompson from the fan, security quickly escorted the fan out of the arena. Warriors coach Steve Kerr praised the arena security officials, saying, “they handled it pretty well.”

“I was up top. Thank God,” said Warriors forward Draymond Green, mindful of his emotions. “I don’t want to be anywhere near that.”

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