By Jerry Wein
Carmelo Anthony took exception to what some Sixers fans said to him during the Lakers’ 105-87 loss to the 76ers, calling it “unacceptable.”
With 7:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, Anthony confronted a fan standing behind the row of courtside seats near center court. Anthony told reporters afterward that the fan referred to him as “boy”.
Referees and players from both teams also intervened to prevent the incident from getting out of hand.
The game was delayed for several minutes while security personnel advanced to the spot of the confrontation and referees guided Anthony away from the incident.
Melo got into it with this fan and he was removed from the game ? pic.twitter.com/V3vpPHBXmx
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 28, 2022