There has been plenty of discussion about what happened at the American Airlines Center on Sunday after the game between the Suns and the Mavericks, with Chris Paul almost getting into an altercation with a fan that allegedly put hands on his mother and wife as they were sitting in the stands.
Much has been made of the situation, with the Mavericks releasing a statement explaining that two fans have been banned till 2023 following the incident. The young fan's e face was all over the internet as he was escorted out of the arena has shared his side of the story, saying some other fans were to blame, while there is also a camera angle that shows what exactly happened.
And now Chris Paul's mother Robin has reached out to the media to explain the events from her perspective. Kenny Smith on Inside The NBA told the world that he heard about what happened from Paul's mom, who explained that an inebriated fan was tapping her shoulder and wouldn't stop even when asked to.
"On TNT, Kenny Smith says that Chris Paul’s mother, Robin, reached out to explain what happened with the young Dallas fan. She said the fan was obviously inebriated and kept tapping her on the shoulder and wishing her happy Mother’s Day, even after she politely asked him to stop."
The matter has now received a fair bit of coverage but the good news seems to be that the incident was not as bad as was initially feared. Of course, players' families should never be touched, nor should anyone when they specifically ask not to be, but it would seem that the punishment has been meted out and there's not much more to be said. The focus will now shift to Game 5 as Dallas and Phoenix continue their epic battle to win the series and move on to the Western Conference Finals.