The Mavericks have banned one heckler from their arena for the rest of the season.
The franchise imposed the ban on longtime courtside ticket holder Don Knobler following an investigation which was launched after he was involved in an altercation with Clippers guard Patrick Beverley earlier this season, according to an ESPN report, which cites unidentified league sources.
Multiple other fans have complained about his behavior in the past, the report says.
Beverley received his first career ejection in Dallas after he threw a firm bounce bass at Knobler during a game on Dec. 2. The eighth-year guard said Knobler screamed “f— your mother” to him, which prompted his response.
Patrick Beverley ejected for throwing ball at Don Knobler pic.twitter.com/YWtw3PnMme
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) December 3, 2018
“I told the referee, I told the security,” Beverley said to reporters after the game. “I mean, I’ve never gotten ejected out of a game since I’ve been in the NBA. You know, I play hard, I play within the lines, of course. I play within the rules, of course. I’ve never been ejected in my career in the NBA, but I’m a grown man. I have morals.”
Knobler hasn’t been to a Mavericks game since the incident with Beverley, according to the report.
Dallas will attempt to snap a four-game losing streak Tuesday, as it will take on Los Angeles in at 8:30 p.m. ET.