One of the most iconic moments of this playoffs came during Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals series between Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns.
A Suns fan beat a couple of Nuggets fans who poured bear on him and tried to sucker-punch him, capping it off by yelling 'Suns in 4'.
The guy became an instant legend online and Devin Booker even reached out to him to give him some courtside tickets and a signed jersey, so he's kind of a big deal among the Suns' fanbase right now.
As for the beaten up fans, we can say the same. That's why one of them tried to clear his name in an interview by telling his side of the story, but he didn't do much to help his case:
"I had a Dos Equis beer. Took a gulp. I didn’t even hear…I aint even listen to what he was saying and then I poured it on him. Actually, before that, I was like yeah shut the f**k up. When he went to rank my chain he scratched my nose. If you’ve ever been in a fight and you get socked in your nose hard one then you’re gonna have black eyes. I don’t have black eyes. It’s a scratch he scratched my nose and everyone’s acting like I got demolished," the fan said while showing his scratched nose.
That confirms what 'Suns in 4' guy said before. He was just having some fun with other friendly fans until these guys showed up to act tough against him:
“These guys are walking past me, and obviously they didn’t think it was funny. Meanwhile, the whole crowd that I made friends with initially they were laughing, having a good time. I wasn’t being annoying. So, these guys were like, ‘You know what, I’m taking offense to this,'" the Suns fan said.
These Nuggets fans had no business going at this guy, let alone pouring a beer on him and trying to sucker-punch him.
While we will never condone violence - especially inside the arena - we can help to grin at the thought of a fake bully getting a beating and the whole world watching it.