Davis fined $25,000 for obscene outburst

January, 21, 2010
1/21/10
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The NBA fined Boston Celtics forward Glen Davis $25,000 Thursday for an obscene outburst directed at a fan during Wednesday's 92-86 loss to the Detroit Pistons at The Palace at Auburn Hills.

A jeering fan near the Celtics' bench repeatedly called Davis "fat boy" and told him to lose some weight. Davis' obscene response was audible on both the Boston radio and television broadcasts of the game.

"We know what happened, and that's unacceptable," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said after the game. "It's tough when the fans are yelling that stuff at you, but you have to be stronger than that."

Davis is the second Celtic to be fined in as many days. The NBA fined Rasheed Wallace $35,000 Tuesday for remarks critical of NBA officials stemming from a loss to the Dallas Mavericks Monday night.

Davis' fine was announced Thursday by NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson. The incident occurred with 8:44 remaining in the second quarter of Wednesday's game.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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