Chris Paul‘s brother CJ was briefly tossed from his baseline seat during Game 4 of Rockets-Jazz on Sunday.
It was midway through the third quarter when the broadcast caught CJ being escorted out by security.
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He missed just one play before returning, explaining later that it was a mix-up, via USA Today‘s Sam Amick:
“The guy next to me called (referee James Williams) a (expletive), but they thought it was me,” C.J., who played collegiately at Hampton University and University of South Carolina-Upstate, told USA TODAY Sports. “The thing is, I know James. He reffed me in college. But (the security guard) comes up to me, and says ‘Hey, we need to talk to you in the back.’ I said, ‘for what?’ I told them what happened. I don’t talk like that.”
After Houston secured the 100-87 victory, CP3 was also asked about the incident:
“I don’t know,” he said. “I saw them trying to pull my brother out. That’s out. That’s out. … Might not be many playoff games I’ve played in, but he’s been at all of them. That’s out. Don’t put him out.”