Fans have been packing NBA arenas for the playoffs, but that has not necessarily been a good thing.
On Monday, there was another incident — although a bit more mild than the others — when a fan attempted to run onto the court of Capital One Arena during the Game 4 matchup between the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers.
The fan had run across the court and jumped up to touch the rim while the action was happening on the other end. As the players began making their way back a security guard ran out and took down the fan.
The fan was promptly escorted out of the arena and was arrested.
It’s been an unusual and sometimes dangerous week with fans and players across the NBA.
During Game 2 between the Sixers and Wizards, a fan in Philadelphia dumped popcorn on Russell Westbrook as he went back to the locker room.
A fan at Madison Square Garden attempted to spit on Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young while a fan in Boston on Sunday night threw a water bottle that nearly hit Kyrie Irving as he left the court after the game.
All fans in the aforementioned incidents have been given lifetime bans from the arena while the Boston fan also faces felony assault and battery charges.