NBA fans have been out of hand for quite some time now, but now players and personnel are doing something about it by having these people waste their money and getting them ejected from games.
A fan was ejected from the Memphis Grizzlies home game against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday after the person reportedly made comments about the Kardashian family directed at Kings big man Tristan Thompson.
“Per multiple people around the fan that was thrown out of the Grizzlies game tonight, he was tossed because he was making comments about the Kardashian family in the direction of Tristan Thompson,” Hill tweeted.
Thompson has a 3-year-old daughter with reality television star Khloe Kardashian. Thompson and Kardashian have had an on-again, off-again relationship since 2016.
Video has since been obtained showing Thompson pointing out the fan to refs and getting them ejected.
Kings interim coach Alvin Gentry gave his opinion on the matter after the game.
“I think (when) you pay for a ticket you’ve got a right to boo guys, you’ve got a right to cheer for your team … but inappropriate things should never be what anyone should say,” Gentry said.
“I don’t think it needs to be talked about or anything, but obviously it’s not anything that I’m going to tolerate people saying to my players—I know that—not without intervening and asking them to be removed,” Gentry said of the incident. “They can say anything they want to me or they can boo and do everything they want with the players, but there’s no room for saying inappropriate things in a sporting event. That’s not why you’re there.”
The incident comes in the same week two fans were ejected from an Indiana Pacers game against the Los Angeles Lakers for inappropriate comments directed at LeBron James.
The Grizzlies won the game 128-101. Thompson had 9 points, seven rebounds, and 2 assists in 22 minutes of work.