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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 at 4:01 pm  |  16 responses

Providence To Step Up Security

Probably a good idea if someone (brother of Providence guard Jeff Xavier, in this case) could walk onto the court like this.

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  • Julius J. Hornswaggle IV

    Mayhem and bedlam abound. My Gawd, in the days of Obama?

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Nah, this video pre-dates his presidency, and, oh, are they gonna have to start building cages around the court?

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I love how whenever a fan steps onto the court, it’s like the guy must be carrying a f*cking dirty bomb under his arm. “This is dangerous!” No, the 6-8 guys running around elbowing each other is dangerous. The dude walking onto the court is just stupid.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    @Ryan Yeh, though he could have been packing heat. In which case, it would have been pretty dangerous, because, at least the players who wack each other around are unarmed. No?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    No, because he or any other fan who sits four feet away from the court at thousands of college and NBA games every year could be packing heat, or a suicide vest, or whatever. The proximity in basketball is what it is, and as far as the threat of violence, there’s no real difference between being on the court and being in a courtside seat. But people act like there’s some invisible sacred line that you cross that suddenly changes things, and announcers especially tend to get all uptight about it. It’s silly.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I’m obviously not condoning motherf*ckers walking on the court… although let’s be honest, a lot more people would watch random Big East games if they did!

  • Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo

    thats bad security. ryan, does it go both ways re: ron artest?

  • Jess

    thats crazy..just walks on down and stands in the key on the foul shot haha..honeslty, stepping up security, or looking into getting some?

  • thesubwayconnection

    That’s nuts, but I can’t say it’s uncommon. Certain places just don’t think about stuff like this. (Or was someone just on a “break”?) This one time up here Mos Def was playing, and this dude just hopped up on stage, gave him a pound and walked right out of the joint. It was nuts. Mos was straight startled.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    I agree with you Ryan, just playing Devil’s advocate.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    1 in 8 people are on ICE. Stands to reason…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Deke: Of course it does.
    Tzvi: I hate it when people agree with me.
    Dacre: Well played.

  • Kevin

    Yea, that’s a good idea to get more security, cause that rush the court stuff is dangerous, and you never know if somebody is gonna go Wood Harris in Above The Rim

  • RayRayJr

    Wouldn’t have happened if he didn’t travel n was out of control. Anyways…yeah security should be there to stop that for sure. Crazy mofo

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