A fan was arrested at TD Garden in Boston on Sunday, May 30, after a bottle was thrown in the direction of Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving, following the visiting team’s win over the Celtics.
A spokeswoman for TD Garden said the fan in question would face a lifetime ban.
In footage captured by Jesus Arias and posted on Twitter, a bottle can be seen being thrown towards Irving, a former Celtics player. He then turns toward the crowd in a bid to identify the culprit.
Speaking to the media after the game, Irving said, “As a black man playing in the NBA, dealing with a lot of this stuff, it’s fairly difficult.”
He added, "You never know what’s going to happen. It’s just unacceptable for that stuff to be happening. But we move on.”
Irving had 39 points and 11 rebounds, as the Nets took a 3-1 lead in the series. Credit: Jesus Arias via Storyful