Hey Portland Trail Blazers fans, I know you are crazy about your team and that Charles Barkley just called you the “best fans in the NBA,” but maybe don’t get all up in the players’ faces on a simple out-of-bounds play. Just a suggestion. Do what you want with it, but I think it’d be chill if you didn’t do that because you’re grown-ups watching a game and you look silly. Plus, you’re not Chicago White Sox fans, so just relax.
Oh, and definitely don’t throw stuff at Mark Cuban’s face, even if he deserves it. From ESPN:
An object thrown from the Rose Garden stands hit Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in the face during Thursday night’s Game 3 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
The incident occurred midway through the fourth quarter after Cuban had been interacting with the fans in the section behind the Mavericks’ bench. Cuban was not injured.
“I don’t know what it was, but something hit me in the face,” said Cuban, who encouraged fans to boo him more by putting his hand by his ear.
Not cool, Portlandia. Throwing things is never the way to go. Everybody gives Blazers fans mad props, but these are the sorts of things that continue to give Philadelphia fans a bad name even though the most serious incidents took place decades ago. If you become known as a fanbase that chucks stuff at opponents, that sticks with you. No one wants to be that fanbase, so just don’t. Keep Portland weird, not throwy.
That being said, I’m sure Mark Cuban was asking for it. Just look at him. Still, no.