'Big Baby' Draws the Line at 'Fat Boy'

UPDATE: Davis was fined $25,000 for the offense.
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↵Glen Davis has never been one well-suited to deal with people badmouthing him. He memorably broke down into tears in 2008 when teammate Kevin Garnett yelled at him during a huddle near the Celtics bench. ↵

↵Now we know it doesn't have to be a player to elicit a reaction from Big Baby. He now faces a fine and possible suspension for airing an expletive-laden tirade on Wednesday night tiward a heckling fan in Detroit. ↵

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↵⇥A Pistons fan, whose taunting triggered an obscene epithet from Celtics forward Glen Davis during a second-quarter timeout last night, placed a complaint with NBA security during halftime. ↵⇥

↵⇥His comments were made in close range of microphones from both the Celtics’ TV and radio broadcasts, and could reportedly be easily heard by viewers and listeners. ↵⇥

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↵⇥Davis, repeatedly called “fat boy” and then “chubs” by a fan who identified himself as Scott Zack, declined comment after the game, but later posted his regrets on Twitter.com ↵⇥

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↵⇥“I’m a tough competitor and I’m proud of the work I’ve done to get in shape and be at the top of my game,” Davis said in his first tweet. ↵⇥

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↵I can understand the need for the suspension if a microphone picked up Davis' retort, but that's also an obnoxious move by the Pistons fan. You pepper a guy with nasty comments all night, only to run and tattle on him when he responds to you? Obviously Davis need to learn to tune out the ugly things he's going to hear anytime he plays on the road, but the security should have warned the fan about being more respectful to the players as well. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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