There are a lot of perks that come with court-side seats to an NBA game. On top of table service, you get to see the action up close and personal, and you get to eavesdrop on the interactions between the players, coaches, and officiating crews. You are also permitted to engage in some good-natured heckling, so long as it doesn’t cross the line.
But leave it up to a certain subset of puerile fans to habitually toe that line and ruin it for everybody. Luckily, arena personnel have a clear picture of where that line exists, and they are increasingly, and commendably, intolerant of line-steppers.
That’s what happened on Friday night when a fan underneath the basket at the Bucks-Warriors game had some choice words for Klay Thompson and immediately got himself thrown out of the arena.