This fan has been banned from NBA arenas for using this distraction in a game


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Fans try to get creative at times when distracting players from shooting free throws in the middle of a game. They'll wave their hands, those inflatable sticks, and just about anything else they can. However, one fan is an evil genius for thinking of using a laser pointer to flash in players' eyes at the charity stripe.

That's exactly what happened in a game between the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz. James Harden went to the line to shoot some free throws, but had to stop the game because someone was flashing a laser in his face and he was clearly not happy.

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The game had to be stopped to find this fan and he was escorted from the building.

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The fan was ejected and received a one-year ban from NBA arenas, according to multiple reports. That seems a bit harsh, but it's probably a good precedent to set for other fans now thinking of trying something like this in the future.

 

[h/t Complex]

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