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.

Comments (10)

  1. That one two idiots on the sideline had me raging thru out the game, i can only imagine how the players must have felt seeing those dumbasses

  2. Obviously throwing stuff at opponents is dumb.

    But I don’t mind them throwing things or saying anything unkind to Mark Cuban. I just can’t stand the man.

  3. An owner that actually gives a crap about his team? I’ll take it!

    Mark, please buy the Dodgers!

  4. oops:

    “Oh, and definitely throw stuff at Mark Cuban’s face, even if he deserves it.”

    I think you wanted a “don’t” in there Kerbs. Subliminal? I don’t blame you.

    I know if I shelled out 500 for seats near the opponent bench and had to hear Mark Cuban be his insufferable self for the whole game, I’d want to throw things at him too.

  5. It was a paper wrapper from a straw.

  6. Don’t let 1 fan change your mind about Rip City. Do we even have proof? Cuban said he was hit, but didn’t know what with. Sounds sketchy. Maybe he shouldn’t be egging on the oppositions fans that I’m pretty sure were boozed up at that point. It would happen in any arena, no doubt.

  7. As an owner Cuban arguably brings more positives to the NBA than negatives. Last night (according to season ticket holders sitting near him) he was actively and egregiously inciting fans. Reportedly —and atypically for a Portlander— one of them lost it and threw something.

    Bad behavior is bad behavior, and both parties should have been escorted out.

  8. First hand accounts say it was a straw or gum wrapper. Seriously.

  9. Aww, did mummy’s snuggy wumpkins get hit wif a tiny straw wrapper? Poor widdle billionaire gonna throw a fit and taddle to the media?

    Keep it up, and us rabid Portlanders might upgrade to the entire straw. Even further and it could be an empty cup. If it grows at that rate, expect a keg by game 6.

  10. Wow, diss Sox fans because of one incident?

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