I, too, am a longtime Hawks season ticket holder, even longer than Triton, and, if what Wortho tweeted was correct, I'm disappointed and disgusted. I didn't see it (it would've been at the other end of the court, and haven't seen any footage (unlike the beer-tipping incident)
From my vantage point, I'm close enough to give the referees and opposition players some constructive criticism about their performances. But I make it a rule to not be offensive or obscene. There's nothing smart in that. And, what's the point? The security guy has worked out that I'm not a threat to the refs. Just a smartarse!
In fact, once I apparently drew a smile (or smirk) from Wortho when, after he had had a chat with the ref, I was telling the ref not to let Wortho intimidate him. What I didn't know was that Wortho had just retrieved the ball from out-of-bounds and could hear me. Luckily (for me) he seemed to take it the right way.
But throwing stuff at players isn't on and should be stamped out. And using obscene language.
However, I do miss the days of the Snake pit when a certain fan would, on occasion, launch a large dummy onto the court. He also used to give the referees and opposition the benefit of his experience. And, in the Snakepit, he was clearly audible. And funny. He doesn't do it anymore even though he does still go to the games. The acoustics in the arena aren't good even though he does have a voice that carries! And he would certainly face a ban if he threw anything onto the court.
Speaking of the Snakepit, I have heard about rumours that lubricated members at the Bar provided some lubrication to the opposition. But I don't know if this was ever proven.