Adam Silver warns NBA fans on wild behavior: ‘No one is going to get away with an act like that’

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday he was at home watching Game 2 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards when he saw the popcorn incident occur.

Russell Westbrook had popcorn dumped on his head while he was walking back into the locker room and had to be restrained by trainers and security from going up into the stands.

Silver said in an interview with NBC Sports Washington that having a “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to these types of instances will help ween out the bad actions of some fans.

“No one is going to get away with an act like that. You’re going to be caught. You’re going to be banned from an arena. In some cases there may be criminal prosecution depending if the conduct rises to that level of an assault or something that the police are going to take note of,” he said.

The fan at the Wells Fargo Center was suspended indefinitely from attending any events there and had his season ticket membership with the 76ers revoked.

Silver also addressed how the fan was able to sift the popcorn down toward Westbrook – through an opening in the tarp that’s supposed to cover players when walking into the locker room. Silver said “we can tighten that up” in regard to the tarp.