The Suns have enjoyed a compelling postseason to this point, and the fans are delighting in every minute of it.
Maybe a little bit excessive.
After Sunday’s Game 1 win for the Suns against the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals, a set of Clippers fans got into a run-in in the halls of the Phoenix Suns Arena in a video that went viral, revealing a wave of Suns fans quickly surrounding the Clippers fans and the scenario devolving into a brawl, according to TMZ.
The Suns have seen enough.
“The Phoenix Suns are taking pleasure in a deep run in the NBA postseason, and while the intensity on the court continues to heat up, we still anticipate Suns fans to keep their cool down the court. We will not endure the violence that erupted following Sunday’s video game at Phoenix Suns Arena. We consider Suns fans to be the very best on the planet. Battling or ridiculing to incite violence is not reflective of our organization or representing fans from throughout the Valley. We’re better than that. Let’s collaborate to offer a model fan experience that is enjoyable, passionate, and considerate,” the Suns stated in a declaration on Twitter.
Suns fans have been making headings lately, but not for all the reasons a group would hope for.
Initially, there was the “Suns in 4” man, who got in a fight with Nuggets fans during Game 3 of Phoenix’s series with Denver after he had been poured on his head and eventually left proclaiming, “Suns. In 4.” Then, after the Suns’ 120-114 win versus the Clippers, the brawl prompted Phoenix to issue the statement.
This has currently been quite the postseason for fans in general, who are thrilled to be back in the stands. One fan was ejected for throwing popcorn at Russell Westbrook, another fan tossed a water bottle at Kyrie Irving, and another ran onto the court. And that’s just a couple of examples so far.
As the postseason gets much more profound, who can predict what is left as the stakes get higher through the conference finals and NBA Finals?