-Get rid of these court-side, and by-the-benches seats. We don't need Jack Nicholson and other people close enough to be able to grab Kobe, Shaq or LeBron every time they come down the court. Fans don't need to be that close to the game. Get seats away from the sidelines and from behind the benches. Maybe it's time to put the media back in behind the benches, to have buffer between fan and players.
While I agree with your reasoning, I think it would not be right for them to ruin the experience for those people that pay to sit courtside and behave. What should be done is a spot check for season-ticket holders and the reservation of rights to take away the season tickets without
-Stop selling alcohol by halftime. I know, especially on weekend games, Joe Sixpack is usually so trashed by the thme he gets there it may not matter, but the NBA doesn't need to aggrivate the situation.
The first thing I was wondering when watching the footage, why was there beer? I think it is state law but I believe that CA
and even Texas outlaw beer sales after a certain time before the game is about to start.
-Have "Family Sections" at all arena's (I'd love to see the NFL do this too), where families can take their kids, where no alcohol or foul language of any kind is permitted.
sounds like a good idea
-Throw out any fan that uses f-bombs of any kind, or racial slurs against players. That should be standard at any arena. That's already the rule for throwing objects. Expand it a little.
F-bombs once in a while are okay, just not when they are excessive and around children.
-Have all the players the next off-season go to anger management sessions, even if they've never shown any tendancy to do An Artest, and let them learn about such behaivor, and reinforce the consequences of such actions.
I don't think that will help. The NBA, and many professional sports, now have become filled with players that think they are Gods gift to American society and truly act like it. The days when players had class (Jordan, Magic, Bird, Isah Thomas, etc..) are probably gone.
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