AceShowbiz - Dallas Mavericks has weighed in on an accident involving Chris Paul's mother and wife. The basketball team released a statement after a fan allegedly assaulted the Phoenix Sun player's family.
On Sunday, May 8, Dallas Mavericks released a statement that read, "The Dallas Mavericks are aware of an incident between a fan and the family of Chris Paul." The note continued to read, "It was unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. The Mavericks, along with American Airlines Center, swiftly removed the fan from today's game."
The response came shortly after a video that saw Chris confronting a Dallas Mavericks fan during the Game Four in Dallas on Mother's Day. In the clip, the 37-year-old athlete was spotted yelling at the man who allegedly hit his mom and his spouse. At one point, he could be seen shouting, "Hey, hey, I see you… I see you. I'll see you later."
Shortly after the incident, Chris turned to Twitter to express his anger, calling out the hypocrisy of the league. "Wanna fine players for saying stuff to the fans but the fans can put they hands on our families….f**k that!!" he tweeted.
A source close to Chris spilled that "[his] mother had hands put on her by Dallas fans and [his] wife was also pushed." The so-called insider continued, "To make matters worse, [his] kids witnessed it and they felt very unsafe."
On Sunday, the Phoenix Suns lost to the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 111-101. Chris recorded just five points to go along with seven assists and five rebounds. The Suns and Mavs will travel back to Phoenix for Game 5 on Tuesday, May 10.
Upon learning of Chris' confrontation, many social media users, who were at the game, detailed the incident. "Me and my friend were at the game too, constantly verbally and physically harassed and threatened throughout the whole game," said one person. Another added a clip of the heated exchange and chimed in, "I was there. Completely out of line. That was awful. No place for that."