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Protestor Chains Herself To Basket During NBA Playoff Game: Fans React

A general view of the Memphis Grizzlies arena.

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 27: A general view of fans reacting after a basket is scored by the Memphis Grizzlies against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on April 27, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

There was a brief interruption to the NBA playoff game between the Timberwolves and Grizzlies when a woman chained herself to one of the basket stanchions in protest as halftime approached.

The woman was wearing a shirt that said "Glen Taylor Roasts Animals Alive" and threw what looked to be a bunch of flyers to the FedEXForum floor.

Security ended up cutting the chain and carrying her out of the arena.

NBA Twitter reacted to the second fan disruption of the playoffs. "What will the protest stunt be when the Wolves are in the NBA Finals?" asked John Kriesel.

"It’s disheartening that the same crowd on NBA Twitter that is pro activism, union, doing the right thing, unveiling injustices, etc. laughs at activists that try to protest during games," replied another user.

"Protests During the NBA Playoffs so far," Cameron Magruder laid out. "Someone glued their hand to the court. Someone chained their hand to the basket stanchion. What's next?"

"You protest at at 2 nationally televised NBA games and nobody knows why y’all mad yet," commented another basketball fan.

"First Glue Girl. Now Chain Girl," tweeted another user.

"So far this postseason we have had confetti on the court, a fan attempt to glue herself to the court, and a fan chain themselves to the basket," replied Sixers writer Sean Barnard. "The NBA is madness."

"How does one even get a chain into an arena to lock themselves to the basket?" asked Keith Smith.

After two demonstrations over the course of the last seven days, you can't help but wonder if this could be the theme of the NBA playoffs.