The National Basketball Association has released a statement reacting to recent “awkward” attitude shown by fans to players.
In the release, the NBA state that there will be new rules that will vigorously look into misbehaviour by fans, in a bid to ensure a safe and respectful environment.
“The return of more NBA fans to our arenas
has brought great excitement and energy to
the start of the playoffs, but it is critical that
we all show respect for players, officials and
our fellow fans. An enhanced fan code of
conduct will be vigorously enforced in order
to ensure a safe and respectful environment
for all involved”
It will be recalled that a fan of the Philadelphia Sixers threw Popcorn at Washington Wizards starman, Russell Westbrook during the second game of the series.
Westbrook reacted angrily to the event, as he was stopped from attacking the fan. Reports has it that the fan involved in this act has been banned indefinitely from attending games.
“After an investigation into the incident that occurred at last night’s game, we have determined that the person involved will have his season ticket membership revoked, effectively immediately. In addition, he will be banned from all events at wells fargo center indefinitely.
We apologize to russell westbrook and the washington wizards for being subjected to this type of unacceptable and disrespectful behavior”.
While we thought that will be the end, a fan of New York Knicks spits on Atlanta Hawks player Trae Young. The Knicks have also acted by banishing the fan from watching games.
Statement released by the New York Knicks:
“We investigated the matter and determined that this patron, who is not a season ticket holder, did indeed spit on Trae Young, and for that reason, he is now banned from The Garden indefinitely. We apologize to Trae and the entire Atlanta Hawks organization for this fan’s behavior. This was completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our venue. We have turned the information over to the appropriate authorities.”
Trae Young scored 30 points shooting 4/7 from 3-point range in the loss to New York Knicks, as the series is now wide open at 1-1.