Sixers Superfan Kicked Out of TD Garden on Saturday Night
Philly’s own version of Spike Lee, Horowitz is a superfan. On Thursday following the Sixers’ series-clinching win over the Bulls, he could be seen in a euphoric embrace with Sixers owner Joshua Harris and some blonde woman.
Times weren’t as good on Saturday.
In this picture, snapped by WEEI’s Joe Zarbano, Horowitz is seen being escorted out the TD Garden by security.
Dime Mag fills in the gaps:
Alan Horwitz is a life-long 76er fan with courtside seats for the last 35 years. Horowitz made the trip up to Boston on Saturday and, as usual, had a courtside seat. However, he wasn’t there for long as during the first quarter he was ejected from the building for elbowing Avery Bradley.
After reviewing the NBA Fan Code of Conduct, it appears that Horwtiz broke the following rule:
“Guests who engage in fighting, throwing objects or attempting to enter the court will be immediately ejected from the arena.”
Another Boston radio personality was seated close enough to hear the commotion:
Guy in #Sixers gear just got tossed from his courtside seat for elbowing Rondo. Left screaming "I paid 6,000 for these seats"
— Greg Hill (@GregHillWAAF) May 13, 2012
Unclear whether it was Bradley or Rondo that was elbowed by Horowitz, but does it really matter?
In Philly, Horowitz is free to roam the court seemingly at will, sometimes nearly joining the Sixers’ huddle. Guess that ‘ish doesn’t fly in Beantown.
We’ll keep an eye out for Horowitz tonight.
H/T to Andrew