Scott Brooks, Wizards fan who ran on court during 76ers game: ‘Your thinking is barbaric’
For yet another night, an NBA fan made waves during a game for bad behavior in the arena.
This time it was not intended for a particular player. Instead, a fan ran onto the field on Monday in the Wizards’ victory over the 76ers.
The incident, which happened with about three minutes remaining in the third quarter, did not last long. The Washington fan barely made it onto the pitch before security attacked him and the referees stopped the game as he was escorted off the ground in handcuffs. Fortunately, he hasn’t approached any Wizards player.
Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the fan was banned from Capital One Arena and that Washington police are pursuing prosecution.
This incident continues an eruption of bad behavior from fans during NBA games over the past week. This includes:
And the latest one is this Wizards fan. Needless to say, Washington players and coaches weren’t happy with the misconduct, and Wizards coach Scott Brooks tore up a subset of fans who he told to “stay home. “.
“But it’s a shame that a fan here and there messes everyone up,” said Brooks, by USA Today. “There are big fans in Boston and New York and Philly and DC, Utah. But there are some who just need, you know what, to stay home. Your thinking is barbaric. Stay at home. We don’t need you. We don’t need your dollars. Just stay home. Stay away from us.
And Brooks is hopeful that there will be legal action against fans who disrupted play and harassed players, as he is not convinced that the arena ban will do enough to undermine this type of behavior.
“They are not afraid,” said Wizards coach Scott Brooks, by ESPN. “I don’t know the law. But I just know you shouldn’t be able to do that, get out of it and just get kicked out because we all know you can dress differently and have the look different and enter an arena. “
Wizards star Russell Westbrook echoed his coach’s sentiments and explained how he and his teammates take the game seriously.
“It’s not a game or a game – you can just do whatever you want and run,” Westbrook said. “It’s our job and we take our job very seriously.”
We will soon see what happens to this incident with the location of the fan lawsuits. Between that and the assault charges pending against the Boston fan who threw a water bottle at Irving, these will hopefully serve as warnings to help curb fan bad behavior.
But as Bradley Beal said, it’s time for all this nonsense to end.
“There is no place for that in the game.”