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Fan Receives Punishment For What He Said To Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James during a Los Angeles Lakers preseason game.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Carmelo Anthony #7 and LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a preseason basketball game against Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, a fan was ejected for what he yelled at Carmelo Anthony during a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers.

The fan allegedly called Anthony "boy," which received a stern response from the Lakers forward. Following the altercation, the officials calling the game had the fan thrown out.

The ejection is the least of the fan's problems now. According to a report from ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the fan who yelled at Anthony has been "indefinitely banned" from all 76ers game and events at the Wells Fargo Center.

"A 76ers spokesperson told ESPN that an investigation conducted in the last 24 hours since the Sixers-Lakers game resulted in the fan who targeted Carmelo Anthony being banned indefinitely from all future 76ers games, as well as all future events at Wells Fargo Center," the report said.

Carmelo Anthony said he's used to normal trash talk from fans, but this fan's comments were "unacceptable."

"Some things were said," Anthony said, via ESPN. "Unacceptable. I'm cool with fans heckling, fans talking trash, cheering for their team, booing the other team, I'm all for that. But when you cross certain lines, as a man, you just, that's what you're going to see. That's what you're going to get, as you saw there."

He won't have to worry about that fan any more.