The fan who reached the court during Game 4 of the NBA first-round playoff series between the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers has been banned, with additional charges to be pursued by the Metropolitan Police Department, Monumental Sports and Entertainment announced.
"Monumental Sports & Entertainment has a zero tolerance policy when fans violate our code of conduct at Capital One Arena," MSE tweeted.
The incident occurred in the second half of the game at Capital One Arena. Security tackled the fan while Philadelphia backup center Dwight Howard stood over the trespasser and appeared to have a word.
This comes just five days after a fan threw popcorn at Washington guard Russell Westbrook in Game 2 after the Wizards star was leaving Wells Fargo Center with a knee injury. That fan was banned and his season tickets were revoked. On that same day, a New York Knicks fan at Madison Square Garden was banned for spitting at Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young.
On Sunday in Boston, yet another fan was banned from TD Garden and arrested for throwing a water bottle at Nets guard Kyrie Irving. Last Friday, the family of Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant was subjected to racial insults by Utah Jazz fans in Game 2 of that playoff series.