Thompson salutes a group of fans at Barclays Center.
You can add Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson to the list of NBA players that are fed up with court side hecklers this season.
Following the Cavs' 99-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Monday night, Thompson turned toward the crowd and directed a middle finger to his haters - as seen in the video embedded below.
Of the incident, Durant told Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, "Grown men can't come to games and heckle grown men. That's corny, that's weak." He added, "You come into a game to heckle a grown man, 'you soft,' 'you weak,' Draymond this, Draymond that, 'you're a bitch,' [and] you're going to sleep as a grown man doing that to another person?"
Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley also got caught up with a heckler during Sunday night's loss in Dallas. According to Beverley, a heckler later identified as Mavs season ticket holder Don Knobler, twice told him, "Fuck your mother." Beverley retaliated by throwing the ball in Knobler's direction, which resulted in him being tossed from the game.
"I just, I can accept the 'F--- you, Beverley,' the 'F--- you, Pat,' but out of the lines of my mother, anybody who knows me, man, knows I'm a family-first guy, and there's some things that are unacceptable. After I told the refs, I told security, the Dallas security, told both of them and again, he said it again. So if no one going to control fans, what are we supposed to do as players?"