I’ve said for years that spectators are way too close to the action in NBA arenas. Players shouldn’t have to dive into the stands to chase down a loose ball, or trip over cameramen.
And they certainly shouldn’t have to sprain their ankle on waitresses serving the Mayor of New York City. The Spurs’ Stephen Jackson can attest to that. Jackson had to leave the game because of this injury in the first quarter of tonight’s game vs. the Knicks.