The Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics on Sunday to take a 3-1 series lead. After the game Kyrie Irving and the Nets were walking to the locker room when a water bottle nearly hit Irving. Tyler Johnson saw the bottle in the air. The Nets immediatley stopped and turned to the crowd as security tried to identify the person who threw the water bottle.
This is... the fourth fan incident of the NBA postseason? It's only been a week. Ja Morant's family was subjected to racist and sexually explicit remarks in Utah, Trae Young was spit on in New York, and popcorn was thrown at Russell Westbrook in Philadelphia.
Quite simply, this is out of control. Whatever excuse these people want to use, there's no excuse. If the water bottle had hit Irving or Johnson, they could have been hurt, but even if it had just been popcorn again, we've been over this for days. This is not cool and the threat of being "banned" obviously isn't enough.
Update: The fan has has been arrested and banned.