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Anthony Davis fined $15,000 for flipping off fan

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Anthony Davis is leaving the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason with his middle fingers to the sky.


This afternoon, the former Kentucky forward was fined $15,000 by the NBA for flipping off a fan following the Pelicans’ 115-109 loss to Charlotte last night.

Davis, who has missed the last four games due to lower back spasms, was walking toward the Smoothie King Center exits when a fan yelled something his direction. In response, the 6-foot-11 big man tossed the bird right back with zero hesitation.

Check out the video:

Pelicans Wave, a fan Instagram account, got several responses back from Davis late last night about why he gave a fan the middle finger.

“Some fan disrespected me,” he said. “Said something I didn’t like. … Never disrespected the city and never will. But of course they not gonna show what the fan said.”

Here was the entire interaction:

Just three more games until New Orleans’ season is over and Davis can look forward to finding a new home.

Three. More. Games.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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14 Comments for Anthony Davis fined $15,000 for flipping off fan

  1. bigbluenationmbb
    8:54 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

    Good for him the disrespect by the pelicans is embarrassing

  2. Bluebloodtoo
    9:40 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

    Idk. I don’t think i can support that behavior. I still support AD like always, but that behavior is not acceptable. Somebody has to be the bigger person and show restraint. It certainly isn’t going to be the fan. Do you really NEED that fans respect? Let him be the jerk…

  3. KYCat4EVER
    9:45 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

    What a sad display if immaturity from a former Kentucky Wildcat who has so much going for him !

    Anthony? Your a better man and person than this!


    • nocode96
      10:56 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

      *you’re…we’ve been over this.

  4. jarred_combs
    10:11 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

    This behavior shouldn’t be condoned. You’ve got a guy, making 20+ million a year, who has tried to force his way out of town, and then gets mad when a fan says something bad to him? What does he expect? Anyone trying to argue that David hasn’t turned some heads with big time negative behavior, that I didn’t know he was capable of, is being too much of a homer, and I want our former players to represent UK and themselves better. He did that right in front of a line of kids. No excuse for it, he should’ve came out and apologized, trying to double down and act like he was right is completely wrong. I just wanna know when he thought it was ok to act like a spoiled brat, and that the world revolves around him.

  5. Saul T. Nuts
    10:14 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

    The fan was an obnoxious idiot. Go AD!

  6. TomKat9698
    10:23 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

    Like you’ve never said or done anything immature in your life. Sorry that he doesn’t live up to your high expectations. GBB

    • Bluebloodtoo
      11:09 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

      I’ve totally done stupid things. I learned from them.

  7. TomKat9698
    10:25 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

    It doesn’t revolve around you either, now does it?

    • Bluebloodtoo
      5:33 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

      Oh sorry, i thought this was the comments section where we all get to voice our opinion. Can you point me to the comments section?

  8. TomKat9698
    10:28 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

    Agree, with Saul but what do you think those kids hear during a game from fans? Not saying it was right, not saying it was wrong. Big deal, move on.

  9. StuckinLville
    11:20 pm April 4, 2019 Permalink

    I love Anthony, but he’s wrong here for the exact reason someone mentioned above, kids. You make millions and that fan is paying to watch you so just smile and go back to your mansion. With that said, he needs to work on staying healthy because he is injured way too often. That’s why other bigs like Giannis are passing him up.

  10. TPACAT
    1:40 am April 5, 2019 Permalink