The Dallas Mavericks recently visited the Staples Center for a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, one that the Mavs won 93-84. Drew Gooden was in street clothes for the game, sidelined with a rib injury, which meant that he wasn’t as readily able to tune out hecklers as a player in the game would. And here we go.
Two partisan Clippers fans taunted Gooden and the rest of the Mavericks over the course of the night, using the old tried-and-true method of seeing a detail about someone and then yelling about it. “Dirk Nowitzki has a fake tan,” etc. etc., at a high volume. Apparently, either Gooden or an acquaintance allegedly pointed the two fans out after the game and called them “faggots.” Alert the presses? One of the fans, an actor with one memorable TV appearance, doesn’t mind if he does.