A fan interrupted the Cavaliers-Clippers game Saturday night, possibly to show a slumping Kyrie Irving some support. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
A fan took a stroll on the court Saturday night while the Cavaliers-Clippers game was going on. He managed to stay on the court for almost a full possession, while the players worked around him, before being apprehended by arena security.
This isn't the first time a fan in the Cleveland arena has walked onto the court during live action. In March, a fan ran onto the court during a Heat-Cavaliers game wearing a "LeBron 2014 Come Back" shirt.
That may have been the inspiration for the latest Cleveand fanatic stunt. ProBasketballTalk reported that there were rumors of the fan wearing a "Kyrie Don't Leave" t-shirt.
Kyrie Irving has been struggling in recent games. He missed all nine of his field goal attempts Friday against the Hawks, ending the game with zero points, four rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes of playing time.
According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal, league executives think Irving's downward spiral is a result of "pouting:"
Irving’s performance is baffling not only fans and his teammates, but other executives around the league. Players in the locker room have told me on multiple occasions he’s missing shots he never missed before. “He’s pouting,” was the explanation I’ve heard recently from two league executives.
Fanatic mishap aside, the Cavaliers pulled out an 88-82 win over the Clippers.