Fan reportedly banned from NBA arenas for a year after shining laser at Harden

James Harden was not happy about a laser pointer in the crowd.
Kim Klement

During Monday’s Jazz game against the Rockets, a fan at Vivint Smart Home Arena distracted Houston’s James Harden by using a laser pointer.

The fan was eventually discovered and escorted out by security. According to Houston Chronicle, Jazz officials said the fan is banned from NBA arenas for a year. Harden appeared visibly upset while at the free-throw line.

“Some guy was lasering me,” Harden told reporters. “I saw it the first time and I thought it was a picture being taken. I went to the foul line again and it happened again. The referee (Tom Washington) caught it before I did. That’s the first time that happened to me.”

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