Fan Fined in Cavs Court Incident
CLEVELAND– He stormed the basketball court to get close to the former ‘King,’ as the Cavs took on LeBron and the Miami Heat Wednesday night.
Two days later, 21-year-old James Blair appeared in a court of law and pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing.
Blair ran on to the court at Quicken Loans Arena during the 4th quarter, wearing a t-shirt that read: “We Miss You” on the front of it and “2014 Come Back” on the back of it.
He was immediately escorted off the floor and spent the night in jail.
After pleading guilty Friday, Blair was ordered to pay a $250 fine, plus court costs.
The Cavaliers have released the following statement about the incident: “Fan and player safety is of the highest priority at The Q. We have an extensive security and safety plan in place that has made The Q one of the safest and most secure buildings in the country for fans, staff, players and performers alike. We exceed NBA standards. At the same time, and in relation to Wednesday night’s incident, we have conducted a thorough review of our security and safety elements and found ways to improve. We will implement those improvements very quickly.”