This is funny:
A peeved girl sitting court side jumped out her seat, poured a beer on her date, took a pic of him wet and left in a hurry. possible delay— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) May 16, 2014
This is not:
Referee Ed Malloy goes to NBA security to point out fan that threw first drink.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) May 16, 2014
That came late in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ elimination loss to the Thunder last night. Chris Paul (questionably) and Blake Griffin (clearly) committed offensive fouls on back-to-back possessions, and the boos rained down.
So did a couple drinks.
Two fans don’t represent a fan base, but when this happens in certain markets – ahem, Detroit – it gets blown up into something big. And that was true even before the Malice at The Palace. In Los Angeles, though, it gets glossed over.
There are idiot fans everywhere. Hopefully a couple fewer at the Staples Center in the future.