Fan Dies During Kings-Pelicans NBA Game

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A fan died while attending the Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans game in northern California Monday night, according to a Kings team statement.

“During the first quarter of the Kings vs. Pelicans game, a guest had a medical emergency,” the team said, according to Sacramento Bee’s NBA reporter Jason Anderson.

EMS responded and attempted CPR but were unsuccessful and the guest passed away, according to the release.

The team also offered its “deepest condolences to the guest’s family and loved ones.”

The fan was reportedly a young man in his thirties, according to TMZ.

The Sacramento Fire Department, who responded immediately, reported the unsuccessful CPR efforts lasted for over 20 minutes, according to Fox 40 Sacramento. (Braindead Sports Commentator Goes Full ‘Republicans Pounce’ After Journo Falsely Accuses Child Of Racism)

“As a team, we give our condolences to the passing,” Kings forward Keegan Murray told the media, according to TMZ. “Obviously I want to tell all of our guys that. Hopefully the family is being taken care of.”

Murray also told TMZ that Kings players were not made aware of the fan’s death until after the game. The Kings lost the contest to the Pelicans by a score of 127-117. Murray logged 14 points and 4 rebounds as his teammate DeAaron Fox led the upstart Kings with a game-high 30 points. (RELATED: LeBron James Finally Does Something Likeable)