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Mavericks fans must follow the code of conduct when going to games

Brian Sweet
Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With the Dallas Mavericks allowing more than 16,000 in the arena for the first home playoff game this year, it will be a loud and rowdy atmosphere inside the American Airlines Center.

While basketball fans are excited to be back in the arenas, some have forgotten the rules they need to follow during the games.

This past week at other NBA Playoff games, there have been incidents where fans misbehaved and were ejected.

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Dallas Mavericks fans must follow the code of conduct at games

The first incident was in the Jazz versus Grizzlies series where fans verbally attacked Ja Morant’s parents in the stands. The fans were banned from future Jazz games because of their actions.

The second incident happened when a fan spat on Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young as he attempted an inbounds pass at Madison Square Garden on May 26. It was reported Thursday that the fans were identified and banned from future Knicks games, but Trae Young didn’t want to file charges.

The third incident happened as an injured Russell Westbrook was being helped off the court. As he went into the tunnel, a fan from above threw popcorn at him. Luckily, Westbrook was held back by security and trainers from going up into the stands to confront the spectator.

After the incidents that happened Wednesday night, many NBA players took to social media to voice their opinions on fan behavior at games. LeBron James shared his message on Twitter.

With the LA Clippers coming to town for Friday’s game, Dallas Mavericks fans need to follow the fan code of conduct, especially with Rajon Rondo and Marcus Morris Sr. playing for the opposition.

The last thing Mark Cuban wants to do is ban a fan for life from the AAC for doing something stupid like throwing popcorn or a beverage at a player. Maverick supporters can get into Rondo and Morris’s minds without physically attacking them.

Let’s not add to the three incidents that happened this week and show other NBA fans how to properly behave at a game as we cheer the Dallas Mavericks to victory.

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