The return of fans to NBA theaters was as much synonymous with a fiery atmosphere for the playoffs as with problems to be deplored. Whether in New York and Utah or in Boston and Washington, spectators have overstepped the bounds and controversy has been numerous.
Too many even for the league. The latter, The Athletic teaches us, has decided to inform franchises of new instructions to follow.
For starters, in addition to banning from theaters “fans” guilty of bad gestures or inappropriate words, the NBA encourages teams to sue them, as the Celtics did with the spectator who had thrown a bottle of water on Kyrie Irving.
Then, the rules of good behavior for spectators must be stated and repeated three times during matches. Finally, security in the room must be reinforced.