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Luka Doncic regrets asking for security to eject fan from Suns-Mavericks game

Jan 25, 2024, 7:01 PM

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks smiles as he runs up the court after a scoring during the f...

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks smiles as he runs up the court after a scoring during the first half against the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Center on January 24, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic told TNT’s “Inside the NBA” on Thursday he shouldn’t have asked security to eject a Suns fan who yelled that he was tired and needed to get on a treadmill in the third quarter of Wednesday’s 132-109 Phoenix win.

The Slovenian guard said his emotions got the better of him in the blowout loss.

“I was really frustrated we were losing,” Doncic said. “I twisted my ankle in the first half. It was just a lot of emotions. I probably shouldn’t have done that. When I’m wrong, I admit it.”

Why did Luka Doncic ask Dallas security to eject fan from Suns game?

Doncic turned and pointed in the direction of the fan after the treadmill comment and security later ejected the fan. 

The fan was allegedly heckling and cursing at Doncic the entire game, but after the game, Doncic admitted he didn’t ask for the fan to be ejected in the first half because he didn’t want to eject fans who pay for tickets.

“He was cursing me the whole first half, too,” Doncic told reporters after the game. “But I had enough of him. It was a little bit of frustration.”

 

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