Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

If you’re going to spend thousands of dollars on front-row seats at a ballgame, you should at least watch the game to get your money’s worth. One fan at the Knicks-Nets game in New Jersey on Wednesday learned that lesson the hard way.

A man sitting in the front row close to the Nets bench was hit in the head by an errant pass from Tyson Chandler during the third quarter. The woman who was with him ducked out of the way because she was watching the game, but the man was texting rather than paying attention and got popped in the dome. Serves him right.

Here’s a freeze-frame of the fan after just getting dosed:

For some reason this seems to be a running theme at sports events involving New York teams. Two years ago, a fan at a Yankees game was hit in the face by a ball while talking on his cell phone at the game:


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  • texting.......... at least he was not driving. really what ever happened to just talking to a person?
  • Well, his lady friend is SMOKIN'!!!!!!!!! and not sympathetic at all - lol!
  • A better story if he had been watching the game on the device.Please change.
  • I think it is really funny how is lady friend reacted!!
  • Oh great! I was worried he or she was driving!

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