Dallas Mavericks fans were allegedly involved in a physical altercation Sunday with Chris Paul’s family.
During the 111-101 loss for the Suns in game four of the playoffs series, fans put their hands on Paul’s mother and wife, according to Dave McMenamin. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
A source familiar with Chris Paul’s tweet after Game 4 told ESPN that Paul’s mother had hands put on her by Dallas fans and Paul’s wife was also pushed. To make matters worse, Paul’s kids witnessed it. “They felt very unsafe,” the source said.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 8, 2022
Following the alleged altercation, Paul tweeted, “Wanna fine players for saying stuff to the fans but the fans can put they hands on our families….f**k that!!”
Wanna fine players for saying stuff to the fans but the fans can put they hands on our families….fuck that!!
— Chris Paul (@CP3) May 8, 2022
In a video tweeted by the Action Network, Paul could be seen yelling at a person being escorted out by security, and the fan in question appeared shockingly young.
You can give it a watch below.
“I’ll see you later!”
Chris Paul talking to fans as they get escorted out of the game
(via IG: dallastexas_tv) pic.twitter.com/oKhkUI1CsU
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) May 9, 2022
Sunday night, the Dallas Mavericks released a statement on the alleged incident, and told the media and fans, “The Dallas Mavericks are aware of an incident between a fan and the family of Chris Paul. It was unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. The Mavericks, along with American Airlines Center, swiftly removed the fan from today’s game.”
Statement from the Mavericks: “The Dallas Mavericks are aware of an incident between a fan and the family of Chris Paul. It was unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. The Mavericks, along with American Airlines Center, swiftly removed the fan from today’s game.”
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 9, 2022
This is obviously an incredibly serious situation, and there’s absolutely never an excuse to put your hands on anyone at a game.
That’s especially true when it comes to a player’s wife and mother. You get physical with a man’s wife and mother, you should be prepared for all hell to break loose.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 9, 2022
Fortunately, the Mavericks stated that the team moved quickly to end the situation and deal with the people allegedly involved. They should 100% get the hammer dropped on them.
People get a little too bold and forget that this is a country with laws and rules. We can’t tolerate people putting their hands on people at sporting events.
— ESPN (@espn) May 8, 2022
Let’s hope like hell situations like this one don’t continue and that Paul and his family are okay.