This was shocking!
Two people were quickly ejected from a Los Angeles Lakers game against the Philadelphia 76ers after they continuously referred to Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony as “boy” and would not stop until Anthony was forced to react.
According to Syracuse, the two fans were booted out of Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center as an angry Carmelo Anthony was being held back by NBA officials.
It is being reported that the fans called Anthony “boy” a number of times and said phrases such as “get in the corner, boy” and “keep shooting, boy.”
Anthony later confirmed that the rumors of being called a “boy” were indeed true. The incident all occurred during the fourth quarter of the game.
“It is what it is,” Anthony explained. “Some things was said, unacceptable. I’m cool with fans heckling, fans talking trash, cheering for their team, or the other team. I’m all for that, but when you cross certain lines, as a man, that’s what you’re going to see, that’s what you going to get. I’m sure the people that’s in charge will take care of it … My job is done when it comes to this.”
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel called the comments from fans unacceptable and called for the league to demand a higher standard period.
“Unacceptable language and unacceptable behavior by fans is the simplest way to put it,” Vogel explained. “There’s gotta be a higher standard, and hopefully that’s handled the right way.”
When asked if the fans should face consequences, Anthony did not say anything more.