Seems like a very rational chain of events, considering how tempers can flare when your Grand Slam breakfast is taking too long.
Damien Pettie, 29, told police he approached Thomas and a group of people at a Denny's 24-hour restaurant at about 3 am on Wednesday and said, "Hey, what's up?" to the player.
Thomas responded by swearing at Pettie and using racial and gay slurs, according to the police report.
Pettie swore back, and told police that at that point he was hit in the face by someone in Thomas' party.
"Then all parties within both groups began to throw chairs, knock over tables and fight each other," the report said.
Thomas' current team, the Mavericks, say the incident is being overblown and Thomas was not involved.
"What I can tell you is that Tim was not involved,'' President of basketball operations / general manager Donnie Nelson said. "He's 30 years old with a wife and kids. When the situation started to escalate, he left the property immediately."