Whatever he said from his benchside seat during the Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks basketball game February 4, it was enough for officials to stop the game and order the man from Margaritaville to a less prime location.

The change in latitude – from the best seat in the house to a spot behind the basket – came thanks to his attitude, according to referee Joe Forte.

“He was using profanity,” the zebra told the Miami Herald. “There was a little boy sitting next to him and there was a lady also sitting by him. He used some words he knows he shouldn’t have used, so I asked security to move him to another location. We don’t have to take that kind of thing.”

Buffett is a longtime Miami Heat season-ticket holder and a courtside fixture at the American Airlines Arena.

“Jimmy is our Spike Lee (the director and famous New York Knicks fan), a little hot under the collar,” Heat coach Pat Riley told the newspaper. “[Buffett] was there with his son. I don’t think it was that bad. Come on!”

Riley reportedly asked Forte if he knew who Buffett was.

“Do you mean to tell me you’ve never been a ‘Parrothead’ in your life?” Riley asked.

Forte not only said he hadn’t, but almost slapped Riley with a technical foul for asking because he was unaware of the term Buffett affectionately uses to refer to his fans.

“So that tells you where our officials are coming from,” Riley told the Herald. “He thought I was insulting him and wanted to give me a technical for calling him ‘Parrothead.'”

Good thing he didn’t mention “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”