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Celtics fans dump drink on LeBron, hit Wade with ball

Jun 8, 2012, 10:24 AM EDT

They wouldn’t do that to the opposing team in Miami. Mostly because nobody actually stays until the end of the game.

As LeBron James was walking off the court after dropping 45/15/5 and leading the Heat to a surprisingly easy Game 6 win in Boston, some Celtics’ fan drops a drink on LeBron. Childish. And if it was one of those expensive beers from the Garden it’s idiotic. And a waste of beer. (Hat tip to The Basketball Jones for the video.)

Earlier in the game a Celtics fan throwing the ball back to the referee hit Dwyane Wade in the head. This wasn’t intentional, just lame.

  1. sj39 - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Boston sport’s fans. Losers.

    • progeny7 - Jun 8, 2012 at 4:42 PM

      I don’t like either team but I think this is a reaction from a fan base that thinks the games are fixed in order to set up LeBron vs. Durant. I think games are fixed by poor officiating and there is a documented history of refs fixing games in the NBA. Maybe this is an adverse result of a sport that is losing credibility this post-season in front of a national televised audience.

      • danglestaad - Jun 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM

        this game can never be said nothing about the officiating so don’t come with this crap

      • gmsingh - Jun 9, 2012 at 7:31 AM

        If game 7 looks hinkey–and I’m pretty sure it will–the fans are just going to get more disgusted. David Stern and the NBA will have trashed their brand name and good luck getting that fixed

    • richwizl - Jun 9, 2012 at 7:38 AM

      Wade was hit by accident and, did you actually see any beer get dumped on Lebron? Looked to me like he was checking his heel. In NY they throw padlocks.

  2. canehouse - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    What gigantic collosal group of LOSERS… Classless fan base… scum bags at their finest!!!!!!

    • richwizl - Jun 9, 2012 at 7:39 AM

      Sounds like you have a problem with Boston, Sally; get over it.

  3. drunkenjunk - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    ha, I love Boston.

    • wfon1 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:33 AM

      drunk, you teach your kids that its ok to do those type of things? if you dont have kids, great. Do this country a favor and please dont have any.

      • drunkenjunk - Jun 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

        stfu, I promise you I’ve done more with my short life than you ever will.

      • drunkenjunk - Jun 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

        also what’s wrong with a narcissist like Bron gettin something like that. You’re a thin skinned little bitch. You obviously have never dealt with adversity in your life.

      • wfon1 - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:11 AM

        drunk, my 222 thumbs up say you’re full of sh&#.

    • knightrider1755 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:43 AM

      Only White people do this. Not surprised that it happened in Boston…one of the racist cities in America.

      • drewsylvania - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:56 AM

        I see habsman has started following basketball.

      • skids003 - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM

        What a stupid comment. What do African Americans do?

      • austinwhodat - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:16 PM

        skids003 – Jun 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM

        What a stupid comment. What do African Americans do?

        So, why does your mind automatically go to African American? What does that say about you? Just a little something for you to ponder.

      • sasquash20 - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM

        Your right, black people stab and shoot you.

      • jesweeney11 - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM

        …and you know Boston how? Regardless of your thoughts because they are highly racially charged, there is nothing concrete that it was thrown. We can assume that it was but what if it was dropped unintentionally? Someone leaning over trying to get a better look and it slips? This is bad journalism on part of the site to assume it was thrown. It may turn out that there were witnesses and the person is known and then that 1% of the fans will give us all a bad name. I get it, but generalizations like yours cast every race into a bad light. I can assume you are a certain race and definitely come to a conclusion that you are uninformed and not traveled. Would I be right?

        The past cannot be redone but can be greatly improved upon. Go ahead and ask KG what he thinks of the city or The Truth who has spent all his career there. If it was such a bad city would a HOF like Pierce stayed his entire career with one team?

      • bearsrulepackdrool - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM

        Is he wrong? Go back and look at the guy who threw a beer at Artest that started the brawl in Detroit. Look at the fans who throw stuff on the court during games. Soccer games. Football games. Seriously!


        Especially, beer. Especially beer you paid $10+ for.

        Yea we don’t shoot and stab people on the court.

      • skids003 - Jun 8, 2012 at 4:20 PM

        Actually, austin, it says nothing about me, other than the opposite of White People is African Americans. And I’m being politically correct, so what would you suggest that I say?

      • richwizl - Jun 9, 2012 at 7:42 AM

        Better than robbing 7/11’s, racist.

      • drunkenjunk - Jun 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

        really dude? you’re gonna bring race into this?

  4. cantonbound13 - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Classless players deserve classless treatment

  5. skinzfan21 - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    No excuses, what those fans did was downright disgusting! And the fan who threw the ball at Dwade aimed directly at his head! He should have immediately been ejected and banned from games for a year……..just be glad that this wasn’t done to a player who would’ve lost self control in a heated game (i.e. Ron Artest)

    • wfon1 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      i saw the video on youtube and it didnt look intentional to me. guy looked like he never played sports in his life.

      • BLEED BOSTON - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:24 PM

        Yeah, skin fan is def. blowing that out of proportion. You can hate Boston but you are stupid if you think he wound up and launched it at Wade’s head. Just blind and stupid. Watch the video.

    • iknowzeroaboutsports - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM

      He raises the ball up to toss it back to Wade, looks over at the ref to see if he should throw it there, then starts tossing it to Wade without looking. By the time he looks back, Wade has turned away, but he has already started to toss the ball back. Unintentional. Move on.

    • electstat - Jun 8, 2012 at 7:17 PM

      Give me a break. Did you actually look at the video? It was obvious by his reaction when he threw it back in that it was a mistake.

    • gmsingh - Jun 9, 2012 at 7:35 AM

      That guy should have a worse punishment than that–he should be made to watch the LeBron 2 hour special where he announced he was going to Miami four or five times in a row–that would break even the most hardened terrorist.

  6. GT - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    I saw the beer bath on TV and was disgusted. I apologize on behalf of all Boston fans, that’s not how we roll here, absolutely unacceptable.

    • wfon1 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:37 AM

      i hope security took care of it because the security guy on the bottom didnt seem to react nor care.

      • bearsrulepackdrool - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM

        What could he do? The guy was hidden by a net.

      • canehouse - Jun 8, 2012 at 4:15 PM

        that security guard should be reprimanded… why didn’t he budge to go look up beyond the net? He is waste of oxygen, and a disgrace.

    • sasquash20 - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      Clearly that is how you scum bags roll

      • richwizl - Jun 9, 2012 at 7:45 AM

        You seem to know a lot about scumbags, scumbag.

  7. sportsfansg - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    thats an $8+ beer and it must of been sitting around since the 3rd quarter because they stop selling at the end of the 3rd.

  8. b7p19 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Not cool. I know that doesn’t represent the Boston fan base as a whole, but it certainly doesn’t help the perception. They are really starting to make a name for themselves. Too bad cause the Boston Garden or Whatever bank bought those rights is a pretty good atmosphere.

  9. foxbos10 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    As a Boston fan, I’m appalled. The complete lack of sportsmanship goes without saying, but also, season tickets that close must’ve taken FOREVER to accrue. Anyone who would jeopardize that doesn’t deserve to call him/herself a fan.

  10. joshm5683 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    I didn’t see the beer toss, but the ball toss honestly didn’t look intentional at all. I mean if you’re just tossing a ball to someone you want it to have a high arc so its easier to catch, Wade just wasn’t paying attention. The beer toss though, is unacceptable behavior. I can understand being in the heat of the moment and pissed your team lost, but thats not gonna help anyone.

    • skinzfan21 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      Well if it doesn’t look intentional to you then I think you need to watch it again…….the guy saw the ref coming over to retrieve the ball and he blatantly looked at Dwade as he walked away and he purposely threw the ball at his head! Watch his eyes as he throws the ball, then watch his buddy’s reaction………this was definitely done with intent

      • sasquash20 - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM

        No you need to watch it again. Your clueless.

      • bearsrulepackdrool - Jun 8, 2012 at 6:36 PM

        Actually, if you replay it. D-wade was looking dead at the guy for awhile and then nodded at him as if he was asking for it then turned at the last second, just as he was throwing it.

  11. stadix093 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Making that good job great effort kid look even better.

  12. knightrider1755 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Lebron and the Heat not only outclassed the Celtics, they outclassed the Celtics’ fans.

  13. reesesteel23 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    As for the ball to the head of Dwade…..Everyone within a 50 foot radius laughed about it and cheered…a guy on the front row stood up and did a fist pump because he was so excited….That DOES represent Boston fance indeed.

    • drewsylvania - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      Even 100 people doesn’t constitute a representative sample. The main problem is group dynamics, where, if you stick a bunch of people in a room, they all tend to gravitate toward an extreme.

    • reesesteel23 - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      ‘fans’ maybe…..geez

    • andyhr17 - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      I’m sure if a Heat fan did that to Garnett in Miami no one would cheer. Right?

  14. toosano - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    That wasn’t even in the ballpark of being intentional. The guy was just a dode that didn’t have a clue what to do when he got the ball.

  15. raidmagic - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Who is the douche in the suit walking next to him? He looks like someone shot him when it hit him. Also if you find that full video and watch it 10 seconds before where this one starts Lebron walks past a fan and the fan either said something or reached out for him and that douche in the suit shoves him back into the stands.

    Anyway monster game Lebron

    • soflasfinest - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:48 PM

      Before or after Lebron gave the boston kid his headband and gave the fans who stuck their hands out daps? He was moving the kids “Miami sucks” poster out of his was. You on the other hand are always acting like a douche.

      • raidmagic - Jun 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM

        I said nothing bad about Lebron I was trying to find out why the guy went at that kid like that. Get off your high horse. And I may or may not be a douche but that guy in the suit is.

      • soflasfinest - Jun 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM

        My deepest apologies

  16. andyhr17 - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Non-story. Newsflash! Drunken sports fans at events do idiotic things! Happens all over the country at different venues.

  17. christos99 - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    The fan actually cringed after the ball hit Wade, definitely an accident – but funny. However, anyone notice the chode next to him laughing like a school girl?

    And the fan that spilled the beverage on Lebron was simply angry for his Godly-like dominant performance.

  18. missamyg - Jun 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    As a Bostonian (and NOT a fan of LeBron), I am appalled that a sore loser would toss his beer on him. I hope they find who did it and take their tickets (presumably season) away so they can’t attend the finals which the Celtics will be in starting next week!

  19. giselleisasucubus - Jun 8, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    The beer was classless. The ball off the head was a mistake and actually funny. Lighten up people.

  20. bearsrulepackdrool - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    The guy who threw the beer should be given an award or a contract or something. He carefully aimed that beer in that whole in the net and timed it just right as LeBron walked past. Well done sir. He did a better job of putting his beer in threw the net than the Celtics did with the basketball.

    • badintent - Jun 9, 2012 at 1:20 AM

      The fans of Next World Series Champs Yankees will be happy to dump our $12 beer on any Red Sox fans stupid enough to show their dogass ugly faces at the greatest ballpark of all time.And then kick butt. Just think Bill Buckner best ass-et bending over for the ball he missed. Again, and again,

  21. brianjoates - Jun 8, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    What the Celtics, Arena security and NBA should do is pull the guys image who tossed the beer on the NBA’s top player, and plaster throughout the media outlets, allowing the guy to be scrutinized by everyone, sure he would be a “hero” to some morons, but he would be forced to apologize for his cowardly actions, forced to apologize to Lebron James.

  22. psousa1 - Jun 8, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Too bad this isn’t the worse thing that happens in Los Angeles sporting venues……………

  23. truthhurtstoo - Jun 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    CLASSLESS old creakers fans. Better get used to losing- HAR!

  24. thetruth1313 - Jun 8, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Relax everyone! Just cause it happened in Boston, doesn’t mean it has to be a Celtic fan. If I had to guess, I am sure it was Delonte West.

  25. nola4eva - Jun 9, 2012 at 4:09 AM

    The toss of the ball was NOT unintentional..look at how he threw it..he meant to hit him in the head..he tried to “play it off”, but it was definitely intentional. Classy move by Wade to just walk away and ignore it…The guy threw it to the right on purpose..he wasnt even aiming for the ref’s hands. You dont throw the ball up like that anyway however you slice it….Both actions were just wrong including the beer toss.

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