Chris Paul criticized the NBA after fans allegedly assaulted members of his family during Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
The Phoenix Suns star’s family members, including his mother, Robin Paul, and wife, Jada Crawley, were allegedly harassed and physically contacted by a fan in the crowd during the playoff game in Dallas.
Paul’s family was watching the game in seats that were behind the Suns’ bench when his mother “had hands put on her” and his wife was pushed by Dallas fans, he said.
The point guard’s children — Christopher, 12, and Camryn, 9 — witnessed the incident, according to ESPN reporter Dave McMenamin.
His wife was also “followed up the aisle” after she left her seat, ESPN reported.
“Wanna fine players for saying stuff to the fans but the fans can put they hands on our families,” he tweeted after the game. “F**k that!!”
In a video shared on Twitter, Paul appears to be telling security multiple times, “He put his hands on my mom.”
In an additional clip, a fan wearing a Mavericks jersey was seen being escorted out of the American Airlines Center as an angry Paul shouted to him, “Hey! Hey! Hey! I’ll see you later! I’ll see you later!”
The Dallas Mavericks released a statement following the incident, calling it “unacceptable behavior.”
“The Dallas Mavericks are aware of an incident between a fan and the family of Chris Paul. It was unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. The Mavericks, along with American Airlines Center, swiftly removed the fan from today’s game,” the statement read.