Should the NBA move fans further back from the court? | The Tylt

Should the NBA move fans further back from the court?

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is advocating for a boundary to prevent fans from touching players during games. After the "Malice at the Palace," and entitled fans getting bolder with every game, many feel he has a point. Others feel Westbrook is being overdramatic and moving fans back would rob fans of what makes basketball great—the interaction between players and the crowd. What do you think? 🏀

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Being courtside at an NBA game is a privilege, but it doesn't mean you can do whatever you want. How would you feel if someone unexpectedly touched you at work?

Fans have proven they can't be trusted with the responsibility of being that close to the players. They can't control themselves from acting like an 11-year-old, flipping the bird to players and even getting in brawls.

Westbrook is right. Fans need to be moved back.

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The thing that makes basketball so special as a fan is accessibility. A barrier separates fans from the players in the MLB, NHL, and NFL. The only thing preventing you from interacting with an NBA player is air.

It's that interaction that makes the Association great. Players kissing fans mid-game, diving into the crowd or high-fiving after a big play is why NBA fans are so attached to their favorite athletes.

Don't take away the thing that makes the NBA so special. Keeps fans right where they are.

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Should the NBA move fans further back from the court?
A festive crown for the winner
#MoveBackFans
#KeepFansClose