Wizards' Brooks: 76ers Fan Should Be Banned for Dumping Popcorn on Russell WestbrookMay 27, 2021
A Philadelphia 76ers fan dumped popcorn on Russell Westbrook as he was leaving Wednesday's Game 2 loss versus the Philadelphia 76ers in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.
After the game, Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said the fan should never be welcomed back to an NBA game.
"Philadelphia's better than that, if it did happen ... hopefully that person is banned from the league," he told reporters.
Westbrook, meanwhile, didn't hold back when addressing the situation.
"I wouldn't come up to me on the street and throw popcorn on my head, because you know what happens ..." he told reporters. "In these arenas, you gotta start protecting the players. We'll see what the NBA does."
LeBron James and Bradley Beal agreed:
"It may be one bad apple," Beal added. "That's BS. We got a lot of nasty fans. I even got some crazy language spoken to me tonight and my kids are sitting there."
The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Sixers and Philadelphia Flyers, released a statement of its own:
The Sixers beat the Wizards 120-95 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. Game 3 heads to Washington on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).