DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - A Dallas Mavericks fan who got into a "fun" exchange with Warriors forward Draymond Green during a game last week at the American Airlines Center, which resulted in Green being fined $25,000, has matched the fine.
According to ESPN, Green was fined by the NBA on Thursday for "directing obscene language toward a fan" during the Warriors' 116-113 loss to the Mavs on Wednesday.
After the league announced the fine, Dallas resident Alykhan Rehmatullah identified himself on Twitter as the fan who was involved in the back-and-forth with Green and offered to match the $25K fine to a charity of Green's choice.
Rehmatullah later spoke with ESPN and defended Green, adding that he wasn't offended by the star's language.
"Because of that, we can make light of the situation, do some good, make a donation," Rehmatullah said. "Make it charitable ... [fan decorum] is a sensitive topic, but it's not always as controversial as it's made out to be."
When reached by ESPN, Green said he thought it was a "cool gesture" on Rehmatullah's part. "You don't see that happen," he added. He also planned to reach out to the fan.
As told by ESPN's Kendra Andrews, Rehmatullah said the incident began when he made fun of Green's sneakers when the teams were at the free throw line.
According to Green, the two shared some "name-callings," before the Warrior turned to the fan and told him to "sit down, shut up and watch the f---ing game."
But, as Shakespeare once wrote, 'All's Well That Ends Well.'
Rehmatullah announced on Monday that Green chose The Dubs Community Foundation, which received a $12,500 donation. The other $12,500, plus $3 in honor of the Mavs three-point win over the Warriors, went to the Mavs Foundation.