After Chris Paul tweeted out that Dallas Mavericks fans put their hands on his mother and wife, footage has been posted of a fan being escorted out of the arena.
In Game 4 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns 111-101 to even up the series at two games apiece. However, that was not the big story, as reports indicated that Mavericks fans put their hands on Suns guard Chris Pauls’ wife and mother during the game.
Footage has been released of one of the fans being escorted out of the American Airlines Center, where Paul can be seen approaching the fan and saying “I’ll see you later.”
Footage shows fan being escorted out of arena after incident with Chris Paul’s family
Dave McMenamin of ESPN reported that Paul’s mother had hands placed on her by a Mavericks fans and that Paul’s wife was pushed. The Suns star’s children were in attendance and witnessed the incident.
Prior to the report that dropped, Paul sent out a tweet that read “wanna fine players for saying stuff to the fans but the fans can put [their] hands on their families…f*** that.”
The Mavericks released a statement regarding the incident, which you can read below, courtesy of NBA correspondent Marc Stein:
The series returns to Phoenix for Game 5 on Tuesday, May 10.
We will continue to keep you updated on this story once additional details are provided.