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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Fan who punched Pelicans assistant Joe Boylan banned from NBA games

Manuel Garcia punch Joe Boylan

A fan who punched New Orleans Pelicans assistant coach Joe Boylan has received a severe punishment from the NBA.

According to a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the NBA informed teams that the fan has been banned from all NBA, WNBA G League and 2K league events.

The fan, Manuel Garcia, was caught on video punching Boylan at the end of the October 26 game between the Pelicans and Rockets in Houston.

Garcia was charged with assault and is out on bond. He appeared in front of a judge on Friday and asked for more time in finding an attorney. ABC13 in Houston says he received a new court date in December.

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