Pick up a fan from Sunday’s play-off game between Dallas Mavericks And Phoenix Suns He allegedly got drunk and continued to “tap” Chris Paul’s mother, NBA Analyst and close family friend Kenny Smith revealed on Tuesday.
Smith said during TNT’s “Inside the NBA” that Robin Paul reached out to him to explain the incident, which led to the firing of two fans and prompted Chris Paul to address those involved in person.
The team said fans tried to give an unwanted hug to Chris Paul’s family
She said, ‘No Kenny. The guy was drunk, and was trying to be funny by constantly clicking on me, saying Happy Mother’s Day. ‘ And she said, ‘Thank you, but don’t touch me,'” Smith explained of Robin Ball’s account of events.
“He kept doing it, and in the meantime, he was shouting obscenities about the sun. F the Suns, F the Suns.” And keep clicking on it. And that’s when it escalated to this size because I think Jada, Chris’ wife, tried to go up and tell security and the bar not to serve him anymore because he was drunk. And that’s when the escalation continued further, he continued to curse.”
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The Mavericks team announced, on Monday, that the fans who exited the match will be banned from entering the ring until 2023.
“Two unruly fans attempted to give unwanted hugs and hold conversations with members of the Paul family in the public lobby of the American Airlines Center,” the Mavericks statement read. “The fans involved in the incident will not be allowed to return to the arena until 2023,” he added.
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Chris Paul previously called out the league in a tweet before the Mavs announced, “I want him to be a good player to say things to the fans but the fans can get their hands on our families…f—that!!”