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Cavs say they are looking into racial slur directed at Patty Mills

The Spurs guard was insulted by a fan Sunday at the Q.

Cleveland Cavaliers v San Antonio Spurs Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images

According to’s Joe Vardon, Cavaliers security officials are determining if they can identify the fan that yelled at racial slur at Spurs guard Patty Mills during Sunday’s game at Quicken Loans Arena.

While he was shooting a free throw late in the game, a fan yelled “Hey Jamaican dog, they want their bobsledder back;” and, “Hey Mills, Jamaica just called, they want their bobsledder back.” Mills is black and has aboriginal roots in his native Australia.

A twitter user first pointed out the slur and Mills respond to it in a tweet sent out late Sunday:

The footage from ABC does not clearly identify a culprit.

Among other rules, the NBA’s fan code of conduct states that “guests will enjoy the basketball experience free from disruptive behavior, including foul or abusive language or obscene gestures.” It also states that that fans “who choose not to adhere to these provisions will be subject to ejection without refund and revocation of season tickets.” If the fan is identified, the Cavs could elect to ban he or she from Quicken Loans Arena, as they have done in the past in other circumstances.