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Fans Gone Wild: Spectator tries to get down to earth in the NBA game


A fan was attacked while trying to get onto the pitch during an NBA playoff game between the Wizards and the 76ers Monday night. This is the latest example of recalcitrant behavior as teams increase the number of spectators they allow in the stands during the pandemic.

The players were walking towards Washington’s basket in the third quarter when the action halted while a security guard held the person near the baseline.

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The fan was then led away from the pitch and the game resumed after a brief interruption.

After starting this season with zero spectators in its arena, Washington has steadily increased capacity until the competition on Monday – Game 4 against Philadelphia in the first round – had more than 10,000 spectators.

In Game 2 in Philadelphia, Washington security guard Russell Westbrook had thrown popcorn at him as he walked into the locker room after being injured.

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On Sunday in the Celtics Nets series, Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving was nearly hit by a bottle thrown from the stands during a game in Boston.

Previously in New York, a viewer spat on Atlanta’s Trae Young as he prepared to throw in the ball during the Knicks-Hawks series.

Three fans were banned in Utah after Grizzlies security guard Ja Morant said they “just went too far” with him or his family.

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