The San Antonio Spurs pulled out an impressive, 110-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday. Spurs guard Patty Mills scored 11 points and added five assists in the win.
During the game, Mills was subject to racially charged taunts. Mills brought light to the taunts on Twitter Sunday night, as he responded to a fan who posted video of the incident.
With 2:29 remaining, a fan called out, "Hey Jamaica called, they want their bobsledder back. Hey Mills, Jamaica just called, they want their bobsledder back!"
@KingJames am I the only one who heard this guy in the crowd yell “hey Jamaican dog they want their bobsledder back! Hey @Patty_Mills Jamaica just called, they want their bobsledder back!” 😳😠🙅🏾♀️ #SundayFunday ??? @NBA pic.twitter.com/RvHdu88Gzd— Zandra Ashley (@thats_Z_Truth) February 25, 2018
Mills said he is a "proud Islander" and he has "experienced racial slurs for decades." Mills hails from Australia. His mother is an Aboriginal Australian and his father is a Torres Strait Islander. He has his ethnicity in his Twitter bio.
Thanks @thats_Z_Truth. I am a proud Islander. Like my Jamaican Brothers, me & my family in the islands of the Torres Strait have experienced racial slurs for decades. Hope your efforts will enlighten this confused, hateful fan. #BlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/yH3nKlGv4A— Patrick Mills (@Patty_Mills) February 26, 2018
The Cavs told ESPN they are attempting to identify the fan. The team plans to interview fans and analyze video to see if it can spot the person who called out the slur.