I know it’s hard to fathom actually attending a New Jersey Nets game these days. They are absolutely horrible and you can find bigger crowds at the neighborhood DMV. Not quite the atmosphere that would warrant someone to spend their hard earned money on a ticket. But there may be a new reason to show up for a Nets’ home game. And would you know it, it has nothing to do with what’s happening on the court and everything to do with what’s happening courtside. That’s where Nets’ CEO, Brett Yormark will give you a public verbal undressing if you cross the line.
CEO Brett Yormark, usually one of the most fan-friendly executives in the league, got into a heated confrontation with a spectator during the Nets’ 99-89 loss to the Heat at the Meadowlands.
Oh yes, this will be good.
With the Nets trailing 79-67 between the third and fourth quarters, Yormark left his courtside seat and passed Chris Lisi of Middletown, N.J., who was sitting in the second row and wearing a paper bag over his head. Yormark then walked back toward Lisi, and in full view of reporters and photographers got into a shouting match with Lisi and a pal.
As Yormark jabbed his finger toward Lisi as he shouted something, Lisi pulled out a pair of tickets and waved them back at the CEO, who then stomped away as security personnel approached.
There you have it. You’re reason to go watch a Nets home game. With any luck, by the end of the season, Yormark will be having cage matches against fans.
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