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mary
04-03-2004, 09:48 AM
Szczerbiak target as women strays on court
Added: 3rd April, 2004 3:40 AM ET

Washington Post: Just how safe are the players and officials in the NBA if a person is able to simply wander onto the court, have time to stand around, then chase a player down to the other end?

This is what happened in Minnesota as the Timberwolves hosted the Washington Wizards last night. Luckily the fans' motive was not driven by violence, but with the world as it is today who would be willing to take that chance?

In the final minutes of the Timberwolves win a female fan strayed onto the court in an attempt to get her hands on Minnesota's Wally Szczerbiak.

Steve Wyche of the Washington Post says that Szczerbiak was clearly her target, but he was able to get away as play stopped with 54 seconds left and security came on the floor.

Looking somewhat dazed, she strolled around the top of the lane at the basket where Minnesota was shooting. Stunned, players and game officials stood around, fixated on the woman, who, after looking around for a few seconds, seemingly bewildered with her tongue hanging out of her mouth, made a move for Szczerbiak, who took off running to the opposite end of the court.

"I wasn't going to take a charge on that play," Szczerbiak said, smiling. "It's strange, man, I've never seen anything like that. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often with the accessibility fans have to the court. I don't know what was going on with her. She seemed pretty spaced out. I needed to get out of there."

Security eventually escorted the woman off the court, but it took several seconds for anyone to get a grip of what was going on.

"I was guarding [Minnesota forward] Gary Trent over in the corner and I saw her coming on the court like she was trying to block his shot so I decided to move and let her contest it," Wizards forward Jared Jeffries joked. "She started running around in circles. That was wild. We needed a sixth person. She could have hopped out there and guarded somebody."

It all might of ended innocently enough, but what if it didn't? What if one of the games elite - such as Kevin Garnett - was injured by an attacking fan upset over a call or a play or a personal performance which buried their team?

In a world now full of uncertainty safety must come first, and that means keeping the fans in the stands. Last night's actions were a wake up call to ensure that this is enforced.

OutletPass
04-03-2004, 04:10 PM
I told Caliente that she paid too much for those Wolves tickets !!!

EricaLubarsky
04-04-2004, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by: OutletPass
I told Caliente that she paid too much for those Wolves tickets !!!

hahahaha

NYCdog
04-05-2004, 02:28 AM
Here are the pics............

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040403/capt.mnak10604030417.wizards_timberwolves_mnak106. jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040403/capt.mnak10404030400.wizards_timberwolves_mnak104. jpg

..........You guys can come up with the captions...........

madape
04-05-2004, 04:59 PM
http://www.mistilynn.com/04-02-04_Wally-3.jpg
http://www.mistilynn.com/04-02-04_Wally-4.jpg

kingrex
04-05-2004, 05:10 PM
Maybe she is the second coming of Morgana the kissing bandit?

MavKikiNYC
04-05-2004, 05:31 PM
Maybe she's the resurrection of "Child-bearing Hips".....

kingrex
04-05-2004, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by: MavKikiNYC
Maybe she's the resurrection of "Child-bearing Hips".....

Very timely use of words considering the Eastertide. i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

MavsFanatik33
04-05-2004, 05:39 PM
That is hilarious, good thing it wasnt a guy trying to attack Wally though....

madape
04-05-2004, 05:45 PM
I think wally can do better. She does has that Monica Lewinsky, slightly overweight, young, well-groomed, but slutty look about her.

Would ya?

kingrex
04-05-2004, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by: madape
I think wally can do better. She does has that Monica Lewinsky, slightly overweight, young, well-groomed, but slutty look about her.

Would ya?

She also has that spaced-out, not exactly drug/disease-free look about, so I wouldn't.

mavsman55
04-05-2004, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by: NYCdog


http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040403/capt.mnak10404030400.wizards_timberwolves_mnak104. jpg



Look at Garnett's face.


and BTW, for a fat girl, she shouldnt wear pants that tight. thats sick.

kingrex
04-05-2004, 06:30 PM
I'd love to see the footage on this. I mean pictures are one thing, but seeing Wally run for his life from a space cadet chick would be funny to see in action.

Dirkenstien
04-05-2004, 07:34 PM
lol, gosh this is great...we have to find some type of footage to it

mavsman55
04-05-2004, 10:25 PM
If any of you saw Best Damn Sports Show Period today, they showed the footage. The security guards looked pretty pissed.

EricaLubarsky
04-06-2004, 01:18 AM
Hoiberg wants some.

MavKikiNYC
04-06-2004, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by: mavsman55
If any of you saw Best Damn Sports Show Period today, they showed the footage. The security guards looked pretty pissed.

Two words: Pepper spray.