Jazz Fan Banned for a Year After Pointing Laser at James Harden (VIDEO)

by January 06, 2016

Some idiot in Utah flashed his laser pointer in James Harden’s line of sight Monday night, as the All-Star guard shot free-throws in the Houston Rockets’ 93-91 win against the Jazz.

Harden angrily pointed out the fan, who was booted out of the gym and told to stay away from all NBA games for a whole year.

Harden scored 22 of his game-high 30 points after halftime.

Per the Deseret News:

“Some guy was lasering me,” Harden explained. “I saw it the first time. I thought it was just a picture being taken, so I went up to the foul line again and it happened again. The referee caught it before I did.”


The game eventually resumed after the brief break, and Harden missed his second free throw. That was one of the few things he did wrong during a critical juncture when the three-time All-Star took over in the third quarter.


Harden, the recipient of much scorn from Jazz fans, led all scorers with 30 points on 9-of-25 shooting as Houston snapped a four-game losing streak. […] “He was aggressive,” Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “We recognized a certain play that was working for us, so we went back to that play. He and Jason Terry in the pick-and-roll, you have two guys who are capable of scoring. They provided a mismatch if they (the Jazz) decided to switch it.”