Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges hit a young fan with his statement after he was dropped from the team’s 132-103 loss to hosts the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, then called the action of the Charlotte Hornets. when he left the field was “unacceptable.”
With Atlanta going strong in the second half and Charlotte’s season coming to an end, Bridges was whistled for a scoring call on De’Andre Hunter midway through the fourth quarter and immediately after the game official James Williams, who called two quick techniques on Wednesday -player five.
As Bridges left the field and went to Charlotte’s locker room, a Hawks fan yelled at him, causing him to turn around and throw his mouthpiece, hitting another fan standing nearby around her shoulder. that. The girl he hit was 16 years old, she told the Charlotte Observer.
Bridges said: “I was aiming for the guy who was screaming at me and it hit a little girl. “So that’s definitely unacceptable on my part and I take full responsibility. … It doesn’t sit right with me. You’ve been around me; I didn’t act like that or so it’s definitely wrong , a lot of emotions and hope i can get in touch with the young lady and sincerely apologize to her and do something nice for her But that’s definitely me.”
It was one of the low points on a night full of them for Charlotte, who has been underwhelmed in the No.9 vs No.10 game for the second year in a row and hasn’t made it to the knockout stages since 2016.
Asked about Bridges’ actions after the loss, Charlotte’s coach James Borrego said he had no idea what happened.
“I’m sure we will gather some more information and I need some time to talk to Miles and I know he was very emotional at the time, so I will gather some more information. “, Borrego said.
James Capers, team leader of Wednesday’s game, said Bridges was awarded first technique because he “aggressively approached the officer with a clenched fist.”
“He was sent off for using profanity at an official and that was his second technical foul, as a rule it’s an automatic disqualification,” Capers said. Capers said through the general report.
Bridges is now subject to NBA discipline for his actions.
Whatever the league says, Bridges says he’ll accept it.
“I was upset about one call, several calls actually,” he said. That is definitely the wrong thing to do. ”
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/33735055/miles-bridges-ejected-charlotte-hornets-atlanta-hawks-play-game-tension-lingers-exit Miles Bridges ejected from game play in Charlotte Hornets-Atlanta Hawks, touching fan with stethoscope on exit