As vaccination efforts continue in the U.S. people can start watching sports in person again. Even though this is supposed to bring some normality and happy times, some fans have forgotten how to act.
Three NBA teams had to indefinitely ban fans on Thursday after altercations with fans being disrespectful to players on Wednesday. The first incident happened to Russell Westbrook, a guard for the Washington Wizards. After rolling his ankle during the fourth quarter, Westbrook was limping to the locker room when a fan started to pour popcorn on him. He had to be held back from jumping into the stands at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The next altercation involved Trae Young from the New York Knicks. While he was trying to inbound the ball Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks, Young was spat on by a fan. The last incident was a fan removed from a Utah Jazz game. In this game, 3 fans displayed abusive language and disruptive behavior directed at Ja Morant.
In each incident, the fans were indefinitely banned fans from entering the arena again. The National Basketball Player Association released a statement saying “no true fan seeks to harm players or violate their personal space.”
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