The fans have been terrible since they have come back after the pandemic.
This is just another example of that. Chris Paul’s wife, mom, and kids were harassed and physically assaulted by Mavs fans during Game 4.
Here is what happened.
A loss on the court was reportedly far from the only concern for Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul on Sunday.
Paul turned heads following the Dallas Mavericks’ 111-101 victory in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series when he suggested fans at American Airlines Center “put they hands” on members of his family:
ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported that fans pushed Paul’s wife, Jada, and placed hands on his mother, Robin. What’s more, his children reportedly witnessed the harassment, which left his family feeling “very unsafe.”
The Mavericks released a statement that said: “The Dallas Mavericks are aware of an incident between a fan and the family of Chris Paul. It was unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. The Mavericks, along with American Airlines Center, swiftly removed the fan from today’s game.”
Fan behavior has been a focal point at times during these playoffs.
As far as the actual game Chris Paul was trash and the Suns took the L.
The series is now tied 2-2.
Luka Doncic tumbled toward the baseline after getting bumped by Chris Paul just before the halftime buzzer, the apprentice showing he has watched one of the masters at drawing fouls.
The trick spurred a critical fourth foul on Paul, setting up the Dallas Mavericks to get even in the Western Conference semifinals.
Doncic scored 26 points while helping Dallas take advantage of foul trouble for Paul to beat the Phoenix Suns 111-101 on Sunday for a 2-2 series tie.
“I saw he was going for the rebound and I was surprised,” Doncic said. “He said to me, ‘Did I push you that hard?’ I said, ‘No, not that hard. But it was a smart play.’ And he said, ‘Yeah, I know.'”
Paul ended up being out of Game 4 early in the fourth quarter, the period when he often dominated the Mavericks during an 11-game winning streak that ended with consecutive home victories for Dallas. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Phoenix.
There is no room for this in sports.
The fan should have been arrested.
Flip the page for what we know about the interaction.