DALLAS — There are many family members in Dallas. Phoenix Suns point guard Chris PaulAttended Game 4 against the Western Conference semi-finals Dallas MavericksSources told ESPN that Sunday's victims were physically and verbally abused by a fan.
Paul addressed the Mother's Day issue via social media after the Mavs' win 111-101 that tied the series at 2:2.
He tweeted“Wanna fine players saying stuff to the fan but the fans can take them to our families… f—ing!
Sources told ESPN that Paul's mother Robin and Jada, his wife, watched the game from seats near the Suns' bench at American Airlines Center. Sources told ESPN that his mother was subject to physical and verbal abuses and that his wife was pushed. Paul's children were present to witness the incident.
According to a separate source, Paul's wife was also observed up the aisle after she left her chair.
The Mavericks organization was made aware of the incident by issuing a statement which read: “It wasn't acceptable behavior and will not tolerate.” American Airlines Center and The Mavericks swiftly removed the fan.
Paul, who was limited to five points over 23 minutes and fouled out in the fourth quarter, sought help from security personnel stationed nearby the Suns bench.
ESPN reported that the source who was familiar with the situation said that they felt unsafe.