Report: Celtics fan given 2-year ban from TD Garden for muttering racial slur at Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins


According to a report from Yahoo Sports, a Celtics fan was banned from TD Garden for directing a racial slur at Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins during a January game in Boston.

Per Yahoo NBA insider Chris Haynes, during Golden State's 115-111 victory on Jan. 26 in Boston, a fan "muttered the N-word at DeMarcus Cousins." Haynes reports that Cousins notified Garden security and the fan received a ban from the Garden for the rest of this season, as well as all of next season.

This marks the second high-profile incident between a Boston fan and an African-American athlete in the last two years. In May of 2017, Orioles outfielder Adam Jones claimed a fan yelled a similar epithet at him from the Fenway Park bleachers. The Red Sox responded by launching an initiative with the NAACP to stamp out racism in our local ballparks and stadiums.

As the Cousins incident suggests, we still have a ways to go.

Yahoo Sources: A fan in Boston banned two years for muttering n***** at DeMarcus Cousins during Golden State’s only visit to TD Garden. More details in video link provided.

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 29, 2019