Well, that didn't take long.
The woman who flipped off Joakim Noah as the Chicago star walked to the locker room after getting ejected on Wednesday night has been identified. And, boy, does she have an interesting story.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the woman is Filomena Tobias, the widow of former CNBC contributor and hedge fund manager Seth Tobias. The woman's daughter confirmed to the Sun-Sentinel that it was indeed Filomena.
"She's embarrassed, but she is being a good sport," Victoria Racanati said. "She was having fun just like any other fan. All she has to say is that people need to get a life."
Seth Tobias died in September 2007 when he drowned after suffering an apparent heart attack. Shortly after his passing, Tobias' four brothers accused Filomena of playing a role in her husband's death. The following excerpt is from a 2007 New York Times story on Tobias' death:
The brothers, Samuel, Spence, Scott and Joshua, claim that Filomena Tobias drugged her husband and lured him into the pool, where he drowned. A former assistant to Seth Tobias has told the police that Filomena Tobias confessed to him that she had cajoled her husband, who was on a cocaine binge, into the water, promising him sex with a male go-go dancer know as "Tiger."
Filomena was never charged with anything and police closed the case after a five-month investigation. Tobias was Filomena's fourth husband, and according to reports, the man standing next to her in the photo is going to be spouse No. 5.
The man next to the woman who flipped the bird at Joakim Noah is a VP of a Wealth Management firm in Atlanta. She's his fiancé. #MiamiHeat
— Adam Kuperstein (@AKuperstein) May 9, 2013
The entire, unbelievable story of Filomena and Seth Tobias was chronicled in an excellent feature in New York Magazine some five years ago.