Things are getting heated in the Pacers-Wizards playoff series. With the defensive series being very physical, players are starting to jaw with each other quite a bit.
Fans are making their voices too as a Wiz fan behind the Pacers bench started arguing with Paul George. The Pacer forward argued with the fan for a bit, then continued to jaw as he took a seat on the bench before turning around and very clearly telling the fan, “I’ll beat your ass,” while head coach Frank Vogel stood no more than three feet away from the star.
It will be interesting to see if the NBA has anything to say about this. While it may not seem like a very big deal, in a national playoff game the league definitely wants its players to maintain their composure. And while this is nowhere near the level of the Malice at the Palace, any player-fan interaction will be greatly scrutinized because of it.