Play video content
NBA fans have to keep the water bottles, spit and popcorn to themselves … so says NFL tight end Gerald Everett, who narrates TMZ Sport The wild onlookers need to cut the crap and make the sport a peaceful place for everyone.
Over the past week there have been several instances of fans crossing the line at NBA games – with superstars like Bring a boy, Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook objects – or liquids – are thrown in their direction.
A fan tossed a water bottle to Kyrie Irving as he and his teammates walked out of the game. They weren’t thrilled about it.
📽️: @YESNetwork #NBAPlayoffs #NBATwitter #TheJump pic.twitter.com/UTk27a43kB
– The jump on ESPN (@NBATheJump) May 31, 2021 @NBATheJump
In addition, even a fan ran in the square during Game 5 of the Wizard vs. Sixers Matchup on Monday evening … before it is absolutely leveled by arena security.
We spoke with Everett, 26, about the increase in fan-related incidents over the past week … and he says it’s extremely important that exercise is fun for everyone – especially during difficult times.
“Man, we just have to realize that it’s a team sport,” Everett told us at LAX. “We’re doing it to bring everyone together and it’s like a crazy time right now – coronavirus and everyone is still trying to make it through.”
“Sport is the only thing we have left, so we have to use that as a key element to bring people back together.”
Everett says he looks forward to fans making it back to the NFL stadiums this season … if everyone behaves, that is.
There’s more … we talked about it with the Seahawks TE too July Jones‘Future in the league … and the 12 want to catch what he says !!