For fans who pay huge amounts of money to secure floor seats, the main reason for them spending that much is to have a good view of the action. They are also aware that there is a chance they can get close to some players, and even interact with them — although sometime, they get too close for comfort.
That was the case on Thursday for a young Philadelphia 76ers fan, who got acquainted with Jerryd Bayless as he tried to save the ball off a missed alley-oop dunk from Ben Simmons. The 29-year-old point guard ended up sitting on the fan's lap, and Bayless had to rub his head to make sure he did not get hurt.
NBD, just Jerryd Bayless chillin' in the first row 😂 pic.twitter.com/xdfI649A60
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) December 8, 2017
Jerry Bayless and the Sixers are looking to improve on their 13-10 record, and end their home stand with a victory. Following their game on the night versus the Los Angeles Lakers, they will embark on a three-game road trip, and will play nine of their next 12 games away from home.
The young fan appears to be fine, and is still in his seat, right beside the Sixers bench.