There’s an inherent risk in sitting courtside at NBA games. Baseballs don’t fly into the stands, but very large humans sometimes do.
Director M. Night Shyamalan, a regular at Sixers games, took a hit Saturday night from the Lakers’ Anthony Davis. He claims he has a “black eye” from the collision.
Got a black eye when Anthony Davis of the Lakers ran into me and my wife at the @sixers game. No apology from him. Don’t want one. I’ll take a black eye for every win we get! Go Philly! Can’t wait for next game I attend. #sixersfans pic.twitter.com/AqrOfopJhU— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) January 26, 2020
It appears, upon further review, that Davis crashed into the crowd where Shyamalan and his wife were sitting with about 2:52 left in the third quarter, trying to keep the ball inbounds after he deflected an Al Horford pass.
To be fair to Davis, he successfully started a fast break in the other direction, so he would have been putting his team at a disadvantage if he paused in the middle of the action for an apology to Shyamalan. In fact, Davis went back on the floor and, following a missed layup by Kyle Kuzma, positioned himself to take a charge on Furkan Korkmaz.
The Sixers are 21-2 at Wells Fargo Center this season. Shyamalan is very low on the list of reasons they’ve been so good at home — if he’s on it at all — but the hit he absorbed from Davis didn’t hurt the cause.
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