Video: Referee Mitchell Ervin bumps into courtside server, causing drinks to spill
There was a delay during the second quarter of Friday’s New Orleans Pelicans-Portland Trail Blazers game after a courtside server spilled everything on her tray because of some contact from referee Mitchell Ervin.
The server made a risky decision to try delivering the food while action was going on to her side of the court. The ball got tipped out of bounds near the server, so Ervin tossed the ball to set up the inbounds. Then he backed up into the server, causing her to spill the tray:
Courtside drink spill alert pic.twitter.com/iLQc0uknbH
— ESPN (@espn) February 22, 2020
If that were bowling, Ervin would be credited with a strike for knocking everything down.
A cleanup crew of about five people came out to quickly clean it all up. Announcer Jeff Van Gundy had the clever idea to have Ervin pay for it!
Next time, the server should wait until there’s no action on their side of the court before trying to deliver food, because this is actually a trend for her.
The server, Katy Stevens, was also bumped into by LeBron James in December:
The server who made tonight's broadcast was the same woman who Lebron James bumped into earlier this season pic.twitter.com/alRhPgWIT4
— The Render (@TheRenderNBA2) February 22, 2020