The Mavericks are exercising zero tolerance with their fan base.
During a game in Dallas between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks on December 2nd, Clippers player Patrick Beverley was ejected after throwing a ball at a fan by the name of Don Knobler. Knobler is a notorious fan in Dallas who can always be found sitting courtside and heckling the opposing team's players. According to ESPN, the Mavericks have banned Knobler from the arena for the rest of the season, due to his responsibility in the exchange.
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In the report, it states that Knobler told Beverley to "F--- your mother!" which prompted Beverley to throw the ball. After the game in December, Beverley had this to say about the exchange.
"I told the referee, I told the security. I mean, I've never gotten ejected out of a game since I've been in the NBA. You know, I play hard, I play within the lines, of course. I play within the rules, of course. I've never been ejected in my career in the NBA, but I'm a grown man. I have morals. Of course, God is first, family is second for me, and I stand firmly behind that. I just, I can accept the 'F--- you, Beverley,' the 'F--- you, Pat,' but out of the lines of my mother, anybody who knows me, man, knows I'm a family-first guy, and there's some things that are unacceptable. After I told the refs, I told security, the Dallas security, told both of them and again, he said it again. So if no one is going to control fans, what are we supposed to do as players?"
The Clippers will take on the Mavericks tonight in Dallas at 8:30 P.M. EST.