Patty Mills Responds to Racial Slurs a Cleveland Cavaliers Fan Yelled at Him

by

comment
INSTAGRAM / SPURS
  • Instagram / spurs
During the San Antonio Spurs matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, a fan from the opposing team was recorded yelling racial slurs at Spurs guard Patty Mills.

As Mills was shooting free throws in the last few minutes of the game, one Cavaliers fan went way past the normal boos. Although there was plenty of noise inside the Quicken Loans Arena, microphones managed to still pick up a man yelling: "Hey Jamaican dog, they want their bobsledder back."
Just to be clear, Mills isn't even from Jamaica. On social media, Mills shares his pride in being Aboriginal and a Torres Strait Islander (near Australia). Exhibit A:



After a Twitter user tagged Mills and Cavaliers star LeBron James in the video from Sunday's game, the Spurs star responded to the video.
Other Twitter users condemned the fan and expressed support and admiration of Mills.
Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.