NBA Investigating Incident Between Patrick Beverley & OKC Fan During Game 3 (VIDEOS)
After the Oklahoma City Thunder got back into their first round series with a win over the Houston Rockets Friday night, Rockets PG Patrick Beverley had a small incident with an OKC fan.
Here is a small GIF of the live video between the fan and Patrick Beverley post game pic.twitter.com/4ZGkYvOx5c
— Thunder Digest (@Thunder_Digest) April 22, 2017
The league plans on investigating what exactly happened, but rumors are already swirling about the incident that went down.
League source confirmed NBA is reviewing exchange between Pat Beverley, fan after game, called it a normal review. Will talk to Beverley. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 22, 2017
The fan in question is the son of Thunder minority owner Jay Scaramucci and apparently he is the same fan who had an incident with Beverley earlier in the game.
“In the first half, Beverley got knocked down after attempting a layup and landed at a fan’s feet, identified as Stuart Scaramucci, son of minority Thunder owner Jay Scaramucci. Beverley got up and immediately started to complain about Scaramucci.
He pointed at Scaramucci as referee Scott Foster and several Rockets went to help him up. After the game, Beverley approached Scaramucci, who was sitting behind the basket, and they got into a heated discussion.
Rockets forward Sam Dekker went to pull Beverley away and he left the court as fans yelled at him. A team source told ESPN the Rockets requested the league look into the incident after Beverley informed them of it.
“The Rockets are taking care of the situation,” Beverley said before Saturday’s practice. “I’ll talk after the investigation is done.”
In the first half incident, Beverley was fouled, fell toward first row, jumped up and pointed at fan. After the game, went back over there.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 22, 2017