The Houston Rockets hosted the Sacramento Kings on Friday night but, in the heart of the action, an unruly fan took the court without his clothes.
An April Fool’s Day matchup between the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings on a Friday night seemed more than fitting to begin with. The two Western Conference foes are far from the contender picture in the NBA this season and, especially in the case of the hosting Rockets, they aren’t particularly worried about winning games.
Yet, the modest crowd at the Toyota Center in Houston got more than they bargained for visually on Friday night thanks to one unruly fan.
In the third quarter as the two teams were in a relatively tight contest, a fan removed all of his clothes aside from a small bit of fabric I suppose could be called underwear and ran onto the court. After his brief moment to “shine”, though, security wasn’t taking any chances as the fan got absolutely leveled and taken to the ground.
Rockets-Kings streaker interrupts game, but security steals the show
Not only did the security guard deliver a massive hit-stick tackle that would make any NFL defensive coordinator pleased, but the group of security guards that then detained and removed the streaker seemed to have a bit of fun as the clothes-less invader was hog-tied and then carried off the floor.
Suffice it to say, that’s probably not what the crowd was hoping to see in Houston to start the weekend.
Even worse, the hometown Rockets slowly watched their early lead bleed out and eventually succumbed to the visiting Kings in a 122-117 loss.