Mavericks Ban Two Fans For Trying To Hug Chris Paul's Family

The Mavericks took the situation very seriously.

BYAlexander Cole
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A couple of nights ago, Chris Paul was left angered as a couple of fans had reportedly touched his mom and even his wife. This game took place in Dallas, and it is clear from video footage that it was actually Mavericks fans who had committed the act. It was a pretty bizarre moment, and we could even see Paul rushing after one of the fans following the infraction. As you can see, he was ultimately held back.

"Wanna fine players for saying stuff to the fans but the fans can put they hands on our families….fuck that!!" Paul had stated on social media. Luckily for Paul, this anger actually led to some change, as the Mavericks recently released an update on what took place.

Mavericks Ban Two Fans For Trying To Hug Chris Paul's Family
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According to TMZ, the Mavericks have suspended two fans for what took place on Sunday night. As the Mavs explain, the two fans tried to hug Chris Paul's mom, which is a gesture that was unwanted by the basketball star's mother. This ban is going to last until 2023, which means the fans will be allowed back in the building sometime soon.

Fan interactions have been increasingly wilder over the past couple of years, and it was about time that someone got called out in such a big way. Hopefully, family members continue to be protected throughout the postseason.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.