Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  40 responses

Mavs Fans Apparently Allowed to Hug Opposing Players

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

We’ve seen fans make their way onto the court before, the most recent example being the young man who couldn’t resist coming over to LeBron and shake his hand during a game at MSG. His penalty was four hours in jail.

In Dallas, however, fans can seemingly walk up to players, give them hugs, and return to their seats as though nothing out of ordinary had taken place. Welcome to Rudy Fernandez’s life.

The Oregonian reports:

During a timeout with 41 seconds left in regulation, two women walked onto the court and into the Trail Blazers huddle. One woman wrapped her arms around the waist of Blazers guard Rudy Fernandez from behind. Fernandez, who was not in the game but focused on the plays being diagrammed by coach Nate McMillan, was stunned.

“I was surprised,’’ Fernandez said. “I was listening to the coach on the bench and behind me, she touches me and says, ‘Rudy, I love you. Nice to meet you. Good game.’ “I said, ‘What?’’’

The women were ushered away from the huddle, and amazingly allowed to return to their courtside seats under the basket and watch the remainder of the game, which went to overtime. [Nate] McMillan said he hadn’t heard of the incident, but was wide-eyed when told the details on Tuesday. “What about security?’’ McMillan asked. “That’s not good. I mean, really. If they came out on the floor …’’

Simply amazing.

Dallas security claims the team was not aware of the incident, which took place this past Saturday night. Well, now they are.

It may be time for a little chat with those guys, Mark Cuban.

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  • BackInBlack

    what a joke

  • JoeMaMa

    Somehow, some way….Cuban will blame the refs.

  • bnets

    well at least they were chicks rudy

  • http://www.slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    All-Star is going to be awesome.

  • NAS

    someone should post the video if its online

  • iLL wiLL

    What do they look like?

  • http://dsjfhklf.com Jukai

    I’d do the same. Rudy is dreaming. Have you looked into his eyes? Have you?!?!

  • http://dsjfhklf.com Jukai

    dreamy* well the joke is ruined now. It’s too damn early.

  • slamfan4life

    there’s no danger, its RUDY; who wants to hurt Rudy?

  • michael scorn

    the dress code has failed

  • neaorin

    Were they hot? We need to know this if we’re going to decide whether or not we’re outraged by this.

  • http://digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    Good point, neorin. They probably just rich though.

  • NDP

    The physical appearance of the two aforementioned women is incredibly crucial to this story.

  • http://www.twitter.com/PDXGayBball dma

    rudy is hot. Joke all you want but nobody wants to hug your ugly asses

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    LOL What a great way to start my day.hahahaha.

  • Toni Kukoc

    Fat Women need love too

  • http://Www.lkz.ch/basket Darksaber

    Rudy and “hot” in one sentence…sigh, I still don’t get women.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    And I slap one Mavs dancer on that ass coming out of the tunnel and I’m banned for life!?! Sexsist.

  • Fat Lever

    Everything is bigger in Texas, even the cojones of the chicks. Word to The Crying Game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    LOL @Brad.

  • rav


  • LA Huey

    NBA Cares

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Somewhere out there, Luke Walton is reading this story and dreading the thought of playing in Dallas.

  • http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikebasketball/en_US/signature/moves?player=kobe_bryant&move=3 Jackie Moon

    Anyone got video of this?

  • TheFro

    Remember when a female fan ran on the court in the middle of the game to chase Wally Szerbiak?

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    yeah, security. how were they not even aware? dont they have guys right behind the bench? FAIL! they were probably 40 somn rich hoes.

  • Demondog is everywhere

    She is UGLY! Its Dirk Nowitzki`s delinquent ex-fiancee Crystal Taylor. As her other victims all know she goes by many alias her blogger name is Demondog and she’s been seen commenting on an article About German men being the worst in the sack and Spanish men topping as the World’s Best. That said She has target Rudy!!!…

  • Sarah

    I bet if they were men this would have been taken more seriously. Women can be crazy, too. Fatal attraction, anyone?

  • Seven Duece

    Can I hug Rudy too?

  • don

    the women must be rich since they were courtside.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I think they were looking for mr. Oden, after seeing those pics.

  • Johnson

    yeah that offset jaw is not weird at all

  • Loqui

    Rudy is hot and I don’t know if I could control myself if I were to meet him.

  • http://www.davissportsdeli.com/podcasts Jonathan Santiago

    If this were Twitter, Mark Cuban would get a #cmonson from me.

    Oh well, he still did.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I wonder if Popeye Jones ever had chicks throwing themselves at him..? Ive heard girls in Utah go crazy for Shawn Bradley…He was soo gangster.

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com The Hoopistani

    when sam cassell was in the timberwolves, a UFO landed down at the Target Center during a time-out. Two peculiar looking female green creatures hovered down to the floor, gave Sam a hug, and whispered, “Sam, I love you,” before being escorted by security back into their spaceship.

  • http://www.jockpost.com JOCKpost

    If it were dudes, they would be in jail….of course, Rudy might have enjoyed that more

  • dario

    Props for Brad … way to go!

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