Here we are again another low spot for the NBA or Sports in general. Reportedly A Cavaliers fan yelled racial slurs and San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills. The ugly incident, during which a man in the crowd at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena shouted insults at Mills inferring he was Jamaican, took place late in the fourth quarter of San Antonio’s 110-94 win.
The Spurs’ Australian point guard tweeted that he hopes “this confused, hateful fan” can find enlightenment.
Per FOX Sports Australia :
A fan tweeted a video of the incident to Mills — who’s part Aboriginal, and part Torres Strait Islander — who responded with hope, before shining a light on Black History Month.
It was otherwise a good night for Mills, who helped his team to a 110-94 win, dropping 11 points and five assists.
Mills is one of Australia’s highest profile indigenous athletes, and has been a prominent purveyor of indigenous culture, both in Australia and abroad.