The Washington Wizards got humiliated by the Miami Heat at Capital One Arena last night 121-100 and with just under 14 seconds remaining in the game, Wizards assistant coach Mike Batiste was seen getting up from his seat on the bench to confront a fan who was heckling the team over their loss to the Miami Heat.
Fortunately, he was stopped by Wizards centers Montrezl Harrell and Thomas Bryant. Mike wasn’t happy about how the fan was heckling the team and he probably would have had an altercation with the fan in the stands.
Here is what Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. had to say about the situation:
“To my understanding, a fan or several fans said something that was out of line. Obviously, we have to take the high road and just can’t indulge in that. I think it was a situation where something was said that was a bit over the line and I think it got the best of one of our coaches. Either way, you have to take the high road.”
CBS Sports says that since the NBA takes altercations between fans and team personnel seriously, investigations are likely to be conducted into the matter.
The NBA takes altercations between fans and team personnel very seriously, so it’s likely that the league will look into the situation, and the potential for further punishment is possible.
The fans have gotten more and more out of line over the last couple of years.
The only way I think you can stop it is by letting the players beat them up like Alvin Kamara did to the guy at Drais. That would shut a lot of fans up if they knew they could get their butts’ kicked, but alas that isn’t going to happen as long as they are protected.
It is a shame, more beatings need to happen.
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