Suns Chris Paul Says Mavericks Fans Were Harassing His Family, Team Removed Person From Arena

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Alone Fenice Star Chris Paul raised eyebrows on Sunday with a tweet about fans harassing his family during the team’s playoff series against the Dallas Maverick.

Paul, who previously served as president of the National Basketball Players Association, said the NBA liked to fine players for lashing out at fans, but said fans would be allowed to get their hands on players’ family members.

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Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns defends Jalen Brunson of the Mavericks during Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Playoff Western Conference Semifinals on May 8, 2022, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns defends Jalen Brunson of the Mavericks during Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Playoff Western Conference Semifinals on May 8, 2022, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
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“I want to fine players for saying things to fans, but fans can get their hands on our families … f — that !!” HEY tweeted.

The video posted on social media showed American Airlines Center security escorting fans out of their seats. Paul appeared in the background trying to confront a fan as he walked away.

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According to ESPNPaul’s family members were harassed by fans and some in the crowd had physical contact with them.

Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns shoots against the Mavericks during the Western Conference semifinals on May 8, 2022, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns shoots against the Mavericks during the Western Conference semifinals on May 8, 2022, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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Dallas addressed the incident in a statement.

“It was unacceptable behavior and it will not be tolerated. The Mavericks, along with the American Airlines Center, quickly removed the fan from today’s game,” the organization said.

Paul played 23 minutes in Phoenix’s 111-101 defeat to the Mavericks in Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal series. He had five points, five rebounds and seven assists.

Phoenix Suns striker Mikal Bridges and guard Chris Paul leave the pitch after the Mavericks playoff game on Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Dallas.
(Photo AP / Tony Gutierrez)

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The series is tied 2-2.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.