The game started out friendly. Didn’t end that way

These pictures really don’t do the situation justice, but my 5D was taken away from me so I couldn’t shoot HD video of the scene. Sorry, my dear fans.

 Two rows ahead of us (btw, the same as the camera line!!) were an older couple, say the guy was 60 and the woman was 45 (hey i’m guessing, no judgements here! maybe i’m wrong). To their side was a younger couple, say 25 or 28, Indian or middle eastern, young and partying types (wow, that makes me sound old. I’m a partying type too!).

 For most of the game they were friendly as they passed each to get to the aisle. I don’t know how it started, but the two dudes started arguing. The Indian-like guy (let’s say, the ‘brown’ guy) was a Lakers fan, the old guy was not. The brown guy (photo 6) pushed the old guy and they started brawling. Many, many people jumped in to break it up, “you can’t fight this old guy!” “What are you doing?! you are crazy!?” Clearly the brown dude was out of line.

 Some random people separated them. Then their respective women went at it! The brown woman (mostly clearly seen in picture 6 below) started yelling at the woman with the old dude. After a few words, the brown woman definitely took the first strike and off they went.

 Very unfortunate to see this sort of sportsmanship at a game, and it’s really why i stopped watching basketball years ago. The players stopped being role models (Kobe raped someone, Ron Artest beat up a fan) and it seems like the fans are no better. I still enjoy the sport, but i see how it has deteriorated to barbaric levels :(. In the end, they were hauled off, out of the arena.

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8 comments

  1. Every time I go to an A’s or Warriors game, there’s some commotion nearby. Sometimes it’s more interesting than the game…But clearly, not a positive development.

  2. Great seats! I was watching the game at home and it was good for about 38 minutes. Then the W’s just let it get away. Oh well, looking forward to the draft!BTW, that’s crazy about the fight. I’ve been to a ton of Warriors games and never saw a fight. Been to some Raiders game and I almost always see a dust up.

  3. Basketball players and fans are so uncouth that you stopped watching the sport altogether?Um…do you watch any other professional sports or sports played by grown human, male, adults? If not – don’t start! You’d be shocked to find that they shoot people in the Bahamas who lose fixed Croquet games and soccer fans in places like Western Europe make this dust-up at Staples look like a pillow fight at the Playboy mansion….Not making excuses for pro-basketball, just saying…I don’t see a lot of your type of genteel sensitivity to sports in people born after, say, Beatle-mania…

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