Fan Arrested For Throwing Cup Near Luka Doncic During Nets Vs. Mavericks Game
Nets Vs. Mavericks Fan Arrested For Throwing Cup ... Nearly Hit Luka Doncic
10/28/2022 6:13 AM PT
A fan attending the Nets vs. Mavericks game on Thursday night ended up spending most of his evening in custody ... because he was arrested for throwing a cup of ice that nearly hit Luka Doncic on the court.
According to the NYPD, 24-year-old Justin Boatswain hurled the object during the middle of overtime at Barclays Center in Brooklyn ... as Kevin Durant was trying to sink some free throws.
FAN THROWS A CUP AT LUKA 😳 pic.twitter.com/GOM14TNnh7— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 28, 2022 @BleacherReport
Video from the game's broadcast shows the cup landed about six feet from the Mavericks' best player -- startling Doncic as ice splattered everywhere.
The game was halted for several minutes as officials cleaned up the mess.
Boatswain was immediately ID'ed as the cup-thrower, according to cops, and was escorted from his seat. Authorities say he was ultimately arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for interfering with a sporting event.
Doncic had some other interesting moments with fans in Brooklyn earlier in the night, too ... he was spotted jawing with some courtside attendees throughout the contest.
Luka Doncic “shut up pu$$y” to a fan sitting courtside 😂 pic.twitter.com/tQGRgPpNe1— Ted Buddwell 🏀🏈 (@TedBuddy8) October 28, 2022 @TedBuddy8
At one point, he appeared to tell one of them, "Shut up, p***y."
The game, though, went on to conclude without further issue ... the Mavs won 129-125, and Doncic logged a triple-double with 40 points.
He said afterward the cup-throwing never bothered him, telling reporters, "I have experienced that in Europe. That's nothing."