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Carmelo Anthony gets into a heated exchange with a pair of Sixers fans courtside. 👀
Two of them get ejected from the Lakers-Philly gamepic.twitter.com/SQKxvvfSpF
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 28, 2022
One of the Sixers fans reportedly called Anthony a “boy,” Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reports.
Sixers fan that was ejected for taunting Los Angeles Lakers star Carmelo Anthony kept calling him a “boy” and yelling “get in the corner boy” and “keeping shooting boy,” league sources tell @YahooSports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 28, 2022
— Dave Techz (@techz_dave) January 28, 2022
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) January 28, 2022
Anthony then went over to a third person who looked like they were heckling the Lakers player, Bleacher Report pointed out. Sixers star Joel Embiid saw what was going down and attempted to calm Anthony.
Carmelo Anthony not happy with a Philly fan
Joel Embiid tried to calm the situation pic.twitter.com/7Q3ImKh9OZ
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 28, 2022
“Unacceptable language and unacceptable behavior by fans is the simplest way to put it,” Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said of the incident, according to The Athletic’s Bill Oram. “There’s gotta be a higher standard and hopefully that’s handled the right way.”
The Sixers ended up wining the game with a final score of 105-87.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) January 28, 2022
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