Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at 1:44 pm  |  43 responses

Report: Miami Heat Fan Stabbed Boston Celtics Fan After Game 6

Boston police are investigating an alleged stabbing that occurred immediately outside of TD Garden following Game 6. Witnesses say the suspect, allegedly wearing a Heat jersey, stabbed a Celtics fan on his right thigh with a switchblade-like knife. More details via the Boston Globe: “A 22-year-old college student was stabbed near the TD Garden last night after a fight over the Celtics game, which had just ended, Boston police said. The man was wounded in the right thigh after an altercation on Beverly Street at about 11:26 p.m., a police report stated. Boston police spokeswoman Nicole Grant said the victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. She said no one has been arrested in the incident. She described the suspect as a white male, 6 feet tall. He left the area with a group of people after the attack. The police report stated the incident began when two groups met on the street and ‘became vocal about the result of the Celtics game,’ which was a dispiriting loss to the Miami Heat. The suspect was included in a group of people who were wearing Miami Heat gear, the report said. The victim was in a different group. The report did not give details on the dispute. ‘The groups started to argue loudly and the unnamed suspect brandished a large switchblade and stabbed the victim in the right thigh,’ according to the report. The report said friends of the victim took a T-shirt and wrapped it on his wound. Police took custody of the T-shirt and logged it as evidence.”

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  • Bravo

    Ish just got SERIOUS LMAO

  • Bravo

    I’m bout to stab a OKC fan watch out

  • http://H2hoops.wordpress.com Habeeba

    Wow, that’s insane. People need to get their heads on straight.

  • Reece

    lol don’t you guys mean after game 5?

  • Tripledribble

    Reminds me of Chris Nieratko holding up a sign at a NETS-CELTICS game ‘Can somebody please stab Paul Pierce’ just after he’s been stabbed…what else will people do to get on espn?

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    heals, u ok? eboy, was that u?

  • Darren

    Suddenly a Celtics fan throwing a beer at LeBron isn’t quite so bad.

  • O

    I bet it was Dexter Pittman. Son is a menace…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An4&feature=related Iron Mike

    New rivalry in the making?

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    I see people heckling opposing team fans all the time at the Garden. Sometimes it’s over the top, and it’s only a matter of time before it gets out of hand… like this. Not really much you can do about it unfortunately.

  • Heals

    @Spit Hot, love it man. E was too quick for me and in all fairness I did throw a beer at him…

  • Top$helf

    White guys no big deal….. Black guys would be hoodlums, thugs, and every other name in the book Hmmmm go figure

  • Conor

    ^ Why twist this into a race issue? The report didn’t mention that the witnesses described a six-foot tall white male while insisting that the police not abandon their search for any & all black “hoodlums, thugs, and every other name in the book”…

  • Jamaal87

    Probably Eboy…

  • Jerome

    Definitely would have been more media coverage if the people involved were non-caucasian. No need to argue that point.

  • Top$helf

    Because all the criminals are supposedly on the court or the field with there tattoos and gang signs. The fans are the ones throwing drinks on players, standing up on the front row yelling at players like they’re tough, fighting during and after games, starting riots, turning over cars, and oh yeah shooting and stabbing. These fans are mostly white and don’t get called names or stereotyped, barely even get discussed. A black player looks a certain way or makes a certain gesture on the court and is instantaneously labeled a thug or menace.

  • Yann Blavec

    Hooliganism is very rare in the US. (i’m french.)

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    One thing that’s almost as annoying as flagrant racism is when white people tell you not to make something a race issue.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Teddy, couldn’t have said it any better myself.

  • bull22

    EAny fan who resorts to violence over their sports team needs to quit being
    a fan of the game. Fanaticism on an extreme level has no place in sports.
    hope that joker gets arrested.

  • Davey Sternbot

    @Teddy: Prejudice is the problem, but racist thought-police keep trying to make it about which race is more wrong and which race deserves payback. There is a huge racism problem in America, which is a continuation of a problem inherent in humanity, not America. And the people who are most guilty or propagating the racism problem in America are, overwhelmingly, NOT white people.


    Its really hard to type this but i agree with bull22

  • Jono

    Here in England, gangster wannabes do this like every other days. Pathetic really…

  • http://google qgallday

    Dont sensationalize this ad miami fan vs boston fan..its just a sad case of wat happens ern things gettaken tooo far..SAD

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Damn we take things too serious lol. Ego is a terrible thing.

  • B.C.

    Why does it say “The police report stated the incident began when two groups met on the street and ‘became vocal about the result of the Celtics game,’ which was a dispiriting loss to the Miami Heat.”? Aren’t you referring to another game because the Heat didn’t lose game 6.

  • LaKid

    Bottom line? This guy is an idiot.



  • BostonBaller

    Someone above wrote “I see people heckling opposing team fans all the time at the Garden. Sometimes it’s over the top, and it’s only a matter of time before it gets out of hand… like this.” If an uneducated fan or casual reader reads that comment they automatically label TD Garden as a place not to go because of the fans, when in fact EVERY arena in every sport has fans that are over the top or throw beer like idiots. The “stabber” got less venom thrown at him/her on this site than the beer thrower or ball tosser. That says a lot about how SLAM post writers (us) view certain sports towns/fans.

  • Roger Zappington

    @bostonballer this doesn’t happen every night (beer being thrown, stabbings, etc) or maybe it does in TD garden…I don’t know. But when the press gets a hold of it everyone will hear about it. If it happened all the time in other arenas, there would be SOME press coverage. Boston, Detroit, and maybe a few others have fans that want the notoriety. I mean back in the 80s the Celtic fans were hyping their rivalry with the Lakers as Black vs White, whereas the actual players didn’t care about race. Certain fans ruin the game, and Boston can sometimes lack some class (**sometimes**). You can still watch from home and notice the hostility coming from Boston. Where did Paul Pierce get stabbed again? Boston

  • Heals

    The train has left the tracks. OKC had shootings what less than 10 days ago, fans are involved in incidents at Dodger Stadium, NY Giants fans, Eagles fans, a Phillies fan threw up a girl going to game with her father. Chillax on all the Beantown bashing; is it a beacon of humanity, eff no, but this is a societal issue (alcohol a little too), not a Bos issue…

  • Heals

    *at Dodger Stadium every other week…

  • http://slamonline dan

    Hooliganism has reached the shores of the USA – !!!!

  • BostonBaller

    @Roger Zappington I basically said that this happens in other arenas other than Boston and fans across the country lack class **sometimes**. We often only hear about the places we want to hear about and what the media pushes. I’m not saying that all Boston fans are good fans by any means but lets not paint the picture through tinted glasses. So if I get this right, only Boston, Detroit & a hand full of cities have fans that have ever done idiotic things? Rioted after a lose or win? You mentioned that in the 80′s, the fans were hyping the Lakers series as Black vs White but it was actually the media and it was the media who coined it the working class vs the glitz of Hollywood. I’m not saying that some Boston fans didn’t jump on board with those headlines but so did some fans from across the country. In fact, the media only extended their angle from what they created during the Magic bird college final. PP got stabbed in Boston…was it a Celtics fan or some jealous idiot? That held no weight. Where did Delonte get arrested? Where did D. Stevenson get in trouble? Where did Javaris Crittenton get in trouble?

  • BostonBaller

    My buddy reminded me that in May 2007 Jazz fans threw empty water bottles and garbage onto the court after head coach Jerry Sloan and guard Derek Fisher were both ejected for arguing with officials. After the Spurs won the game 91–79, Jazz fans threw beer cups and garbage at Spurs players and officials, with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich being forced to rush his team straight into the locker room instead of submitting to post-game interviews. Two fans were arrested. I remember briefly hearing about it but not much media play afterwards. Utah has great & passionate fans.

  • BostonBaller

    April 2011 Mark Cuban gets hit in face by object in Portland (Slam had it online) and it ranged from he deserved it to “stuff” happens all over the place. In June 2000, Los Angeles Lakers fans stormed the streets of Los Angeles after the Lakers victory over the Indiana Pacers in the 2000 NBA Finals. Fans briefly celebrated by starting bonfires, but it soon turned into a riot, with fans dancing and stomping on parked cars, and even turning a news van over. August 2009– Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino was hit by a beer cup while catching a pop-fly ball at Wrigley Field. Eagles or Browns fans throwing ice/snow at players does not make me think that those cities have classless fans in general. I think that a few fans there are idiots. I’m done!

  • What

    Miami cHeat.

  • Cool Dude

    Stay classy heat fans

  • blakos

    As a New Zealander/Kiwi what rattles me is the perception that B-Ballers (predominently Black) are porteayed as thugs when there is a hint of a scuffle, yet sports like Ice Hockey and Baseball seem much more violent (Some of it sanctioned)???? Is it me.

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  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    Scottish soccer hooligan weekly rates this incident as a minor dustup

  • Loaf

    ^^ football/ soccer hooligans laugh at this!

    ever seen football factory? that’s what 90s England sport violence looked like…

  • Roger Zappington

    my bad not trying to bash boston too much. I just get mad at fans that are trying hard to get the team on the news for bad publicity. the paul pierce stabbing probably wasn’t necessary to my point.