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Sixers ban fan who dumped popcorn on Russell Westbrook during Game 2 [UPDATE]

A fan in Philadelphia got a little too wild toward the end of Game 2 on Wednesday night, a blowout win for the Sixers.

Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards handles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during Round One Game Two of the Eastern Conference Playoffs on May 26, 2021 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

Update — The Sixers released a statement regarding the fan who dumped popcorn on Westbrook while heading to the locker room during Game 2. The fan has been banned from Wells Fargo Center and had their season tickets revoked.

One fan stepped out of line during Wednesday’s Game 2 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards. Russell Westbrook suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter and needed to go to the locker room for evaluation afterward. Tempers flared when one spectator decided to pour popcorn on his head from the stands while he entered the tunnel.

Westbrook was very frustrated after the incident and had to be restrained. Everyone expected fans to get rowdy now that the number of fans allowed at playoff games has been raised, but this was outright disrespectful. It’ll be interesting to see how the NBA handles the situation, but the culprit will probably receive a ban from future games at Wells Fargo Center.

Westbrook registered 10 points, 11 assists, and 6 rebounds in 29 minutes as the Wizards fell 120-95. Washington trails -02 in the series and will get a chance to bounce back on Saturday at Capital One Arena.

Here’s what Russ had to say about the incident after the game: