Luka Doncic Held Back From Going After Suns Fan Following 'Reckless' Heckles
Luka Doncic Held Back From Suns Fan ... Following 'Reckless' Heckles
5/5/2022 6:19 AM PT
Luka Doncic had big beef with a fan during the Mavericks vs. Suns game on Wednesday night ... and things got so testy between the two, the Dallas star actually needed to be restrained from going after the Phoenix supporter.
The incident happened as Luka was leaving the floor at halftime of Dallas' playoff game with the Suns in Arizona ... when a heckler said something to Doncic that he clearly didn't like.
Broadcast cameras caught Luka trying to go after the fan -- who was wearing a Devin Booker jersey -- before Mavericks personnel had to step in to stop a potential physical altercation.
Luka eventually dropped the issue after pointing his finger at the man -- and headed to the Mavericks' locker room.
After the game, the 23-year-old point guard said the fan crossed the line with his heckles.
"He was just saying some reckless things, man," Doncic said. "I'm not going to repeat that. A lot of fans say that because they know we can't do nothing."
"If it was something normal, I wouldn't even look because I don't care. But, sometimes you're in a bad mood and they say some bad stuff. It's normal, we're people, man, and it's normal to turn around and get mad."
To add insult to injury, Luka's Mavericks went on to lose the game to the Suns, 129-109. Dallas is now down 0-2 in the series.
Game 3 is slated for Friday night.