The 7-foot-3 center was slow getting up after a fall to the court prior to a break in play with four minutes remaining in the third quarter and the Thunder leading 70-59. Before returning to Oklahoma City's bench, he paused for a moment to make a suggestive motion to fans that even brought a chuckle from the television crew.
"I just fell, I wasn't talking to the crowd," Thabeet said after the game.
When asked a second time if he had an exchange with fans, Thabeet said: "Who? No, not at all. I just told you."
Denial or not, it's difficult to see how this one would get past the disciplinarians in the NBA league office.