The NBA Playoffs can get really heated, especially for fans. This year’s return of live fans brought out a few people who have forgotten how to act in public after a year of quarantine. Another fan got involved with a game by chucking an object at a player, but this time that fan was detained.

A disrespectful fan threw a water bottle at Kyrie Irving during the Nets vs Celtics game. This Celtics fan was obviously not happy about the Nets defeating his team 141-126.

The fan missed his water bottle head shot, but the team noticed right away. Then the fan was soon apprehended and he was detained. He was later arrested and charged with one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

This isn’t the first time that a fan threw someone at a player in recent memory. A Russell Westbrook’s recent popcorn shower brought a ton of attention. It also caused LeBron James to cry out that the NBA should protect their players.


After the game, Kevin Durant spoke about the incident and he didn’t hold anything back, “We know how these people are in Boston, and we know how passionate they are about Kyrie in particular,” Durant said before continuing, “Grow the fuck up and enjoy the game. It’s bigger than you.”

Celtics fans are very passionate about their team. Kyrie also feels some sort of way as it appeared that he took a purposeful step right on the Celtics’ mascot’s face on center court as well. You can check out that footage below.

What’s your take on this situation? Should NBA fans cool it with throwing things at players? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

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