The Dallas Mavericks are taking away brooms from Houston Rockets fans prepared to rub in a sweep.
The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks are squaring off in Game Four of their first-round NBA Playoffs series at American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks are trying to avoid an embarrassing sweep to their in-state rivals, and Rockets fans have shown up to cheer on their team.
Some of them brought brooms with them to try and rub in a sweep if it were to happen, and given the state of the Mavericks – who are without Chandler Parsons and Rajon Rondo for different reasons – it looks possible.
But the Mavericks aren’t going to let the Rockets celebrate on their turf and are confiscating any brooms fans try to bring into the arena.
You can’t blame the Mavericks for taking up the brooms, which they undoubtedly will say is a safety risk.
But I have to think if the roles were reversed, the Mavericks fans would be bringing a lot of brooms of their own and they probably wouldn’t be getting confiscated.