With Drake figuring so prominently on TV during NBA Finals game in Toronto, there already was a spotlight on annoying NBA fans – sorry Drake fans.
Then, the Golden State Warriors took it to a new level Wednesday when a fan sitting courtside for Game 3 of the NBA Finals, pushed the Raptors’ Kyle Lowry for no reason and hurled profanities at him after Lowry dove into the crowd for a loose ball. The fact that Stevens is a billionaire and minority owner in the Warriors only added fuel to the fire. On Thursday, Stevens was fined $500,000 and banned from NBA games and Warriors team activities for a year.
When it comes to the NBA, there’s plenty of annoying – and sometimes just plain bad – fans. On the annoying side, you have people like Spike Lee and Lavar Ball, who aren’t really causing any harm, so it’s all fun, yet still annoying. Houston rapper Travis Scott is probably the Rockets’ most famous regular courtside fan at home games, and he cheers for his team, but he doesn’t annoy people by stepping onto the floor and taunting opponents or trying to insert himself into the storyline.
Then, you have people like Utah Jazz fan Shane Keisel who allegedly hurled racial epithets at Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook and was banned from Jazz games for life.
Browse through the photos at the top of the page for a rundown of the most annoying, and sometimes just plain worst, fans in the NBA.
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