Cavaliers’ LeBron James crashes into courtside fan pic.twitter.com/DgKbgrbi2s
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) December 18, 2015
Late in the fourth quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 104-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, LeBron James dove for a loose ball near midcourt and collided with a female spectator.
The fan, Ellie Harvey – who happens to be married to professional golfer Jason Day – stayed down for several minutes as paramedics readied a stretcher. At the ensuing dead ball immediately following the incident, James checked on the woman before returning to the Cavaliers’ huddle. Play was briefly suspended while medical personnel prepared her to exit the arena.
TNT’s Craig Sager reported that Harvey was verbally responsive after taking the fall. For his part, LeBron issued this Twitter apology after the game: