A few crazy fans have been under the spotlight as of late after crossing the line in a few NBA Playoff games this week and NBA icons Vince Carter and Rasheed Wallace weren't having any of it. Both Carter and Wallace blasted these fans specifically the two individuals who were caught on two separate incidents involving Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks.
“For these fans who are disrespecting these players, the guy who disrespected Russ by throwing popcorn and the other gentleman who spit on Trae – what if we come to ya'll jobs? What if we come to ya'll jobs and heckle ya'll? What if we come and spit on ya'll and pour drinks on ya'll as ya'll are going back and forth to the fax machine or to the bathroom?” the ever-outspoken Wallace said on The Jump (via Rachel Nicols of ESPN).
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 28, 2021
That's nothing but facts from Wallace.
Westbrook was on exiting Game 2 of their seven-game series against the Philadelphia 76ers when a fan threw a bucket of popcorn on the former MVP as he was on his way to the dugout. On the same night, a fan inside the Madison Square Garden was caught on camera spitting on Young as the Hawks' young star was on the sidelines in their Game 2 match-up against the New York Knicks. Both fans were apprehended and were both reportedly banned indefinitely.
Carter also chimed in.
“If that gentleman who spit on Trae or poured the popcorn on Russ was outside that arena, it's a different result. We know how that ends up,” the former Hawks player added.
On a separate incident, some Utah Jazz fans were also banned from the arena after heckling Ja Morant's family inside the arena.
I know we're all excited to be allowed once again to watch NBA games live inside the arenas and stadiums but please, ya'll, let's stay classy.