Boston Celtics Fan Charged With Felony After Throwing Water Bottle at NBA Star Kyrie Irving


These days, it seems like it’s safer for basketball players to be on the streets than inside professional basketball arenas.

The onslaught of basketball fans assaulting basketball players in National Basketball Association (NBA) arenas during this season’s playoffs continues. A Boston Celtics fan has been charged with a felony after throwing a water bottle at Brooklyn Nets’ guard, Kyrie Irving.

According to Sporting News, Cole Buckley, 21, was arrested immediately on Sunday after the incident at the TD Garden in Massachusetts. Buckley has been charged with “assault and battery with a dangerous weapon” and will be arraigned on Friday. He also faces a lifetime ban from the arena.

Jennifer Eagan, a reporter for WCVB reported the news on Twitter as well.

A spokesperson for TD Garden released a statement about the incident: