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Two fans have been banned from attending NBA events in Philadelphia and New York for separate incidents involving two of the league’s biggest stars: Russell Westbrook and Trae Young.

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The Philadelphia 76ers revoked season tickets from a fan accused of throwing popcorn at Westbrook during the team’s playoff matchup against the Washington Wizards. The 76ers organization apologized to Westbrook and said the fan is banned from all team events, effective indefinitely.

“We apologize to Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards for being subjected to this type of unacceptable and disrespectful behavior. There is no place for it in our sport or arena,” the team said in a statement Thursday.

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NBA-Two fans banned for spitting, pouring popcorn on players

(Reuters) -Two fans have been banned indefinitely from NBA arenas for separate incidents during Wednesday’s playoff games after inappropriate behaviour towards Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young and Washington Wizards’ Russell Westbrook.

The New York Knicks said on Thursday that a fan who had spit on Young in the fourth quarter has been banned from Madison Square Garden indefinitely.

‘This was completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our venue. We have turned the information over to the appropriate authorities,’ the Knicks said in a statement while apologising to Young and the Hawks.

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Date: 2021-05-27T04:23:59Z
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The Fans Who Disrespected Russell Westbrook and Trae Young Have Been Banned Indefinitely

When the Washington Wizards Russell Westbrook suffered an apparent ankle injury and began to walk back into the locker room, a Philidelphia 76ers fan dumped popcorn on him as he passed through the tunnel. Westbrook, understandable, looked as if he wanted to confront the fan and was held back by team personnel.

fan pours popcorn on Westbrook as he’s being assisted off floor with an injury

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Then, during the New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks game, a Knicks fan could be seen trying to spit on Trae Young.

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Date: 2021-05-27T18:45:35+00:00
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Russell Westbrook, Trae Young Fan Incidents Make Metta World Peace ‘Shake’

Westbrook, Trae Young fan incidents make Metta World Peace ‘shake’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The return of packed arenas has been a major bright spot in an otherwise challenging 2020-21 NBA season, but Wednesday night featured a darker side of fan involvement at games.’

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Neither were the first instances of ugly interactions between NBA players and fans in the stands. The most notorious example happened in 2004 between the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons, later dubbed the “Malice at the Palace.”

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Date: 2021-05-27T12:50:19+00:00
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Fan incidents with Russell Westbrook and Trae Young mar NBA’s playoff action

Against the Philadelphia 76ers, a fan in the stands at Wells Fargo Center literally added insult to injury for Westbrook.

As the Wizards guard was walking down the tunnel after suffering an ankle injury in Philadelphia, a fan dumped popcorn on the superstar. The act set Westbrook off, and he had to be briefly restrained by Wizards personnel and stadium security.

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The Sixers also announced Thursday that the fan had his season tickets revoked and would be banned from the arena indefinitely, while the team also extended an apology to Westbrook and the Wizards.

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