Video: Cavs Fan Yells Racial Slurs at Patty Mills During Cavs-Spurs Game

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The bad taste left by the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ loss on Sunday afternoon to the San Antonio Spurs left even more of a bitter sensation in the waning moments of the contest. That was when Spurs guard Patty Mills, who is black and has aboriginal roots in his native Australia, was subjected to a fan at Quicken Loans Arena spewing a racial slur at him.

That tweet didn’t go unnoticed by Mills, who later posted his own social media response:

Mills played 35 minutes of the game, scoring 11 points and grabbing five rebounds. Two of his three field goals on the afternoon were 3-pointers and he was a perfect 3-for-3 from the foul line.

Members of the Cavaliers’ security team are currently investigating the incident and are hoping that the individual in question will be identified.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.