Furious Carmelo Anthony loses cool and goes to confront 76ers fan

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Furious Carmelo Anthony loses cool and goes to confront 76ers fan

Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony insisted the fan crossed the line and that's why he decided to confront him. In the fourth quarter of the Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers game, Anthony went courtside to confront a fan.

Anthony said later he has nothing against heckling and trash-talking but crossing the line is something he will never tolerate. "Some things were said," Anthony said afterward. "Unacceptable. I'm cool with fans heckling, fans talking trash, cheering for their team, booing the other team, I'm all for that.

But when you cross certain lines, as a man, you just, that's what you're going to see. That's what you're going to get, as you saw there." While the situation with the fan was getting sorted out, another fan started insulting Anthony.

76ers superstar Joel Embiid jumped in and prevented the situation from further escalating. "I was just trying to calm the situation because they were just going back and forth, and I really wanted to just go home and finish the game," Embiid said.

"So, yes, that's what I wanted, to calm the situation down so we could play and move on."

Russell Westbrook on the Anthony incident

"You play through the heckles. But that's all fun and games," Westbrook said.

"I mean, I've been doing that for 19, 20 years. Especially playing here, it's been a great place to come in and play. And fans, I know how the fans are here. "But there's just certain things you don't bring to any type of sporting event.

There's just certain things you don't say to anybody. If I was outside and I bumped into you and you said those things to me, then it would be a totally different story." Meanwhile, Stephen Curry lit up the Minnesota Timberwolwes as he scored a team-high 29 points in the Warriors' 124-115 win over the Timberwolwes.

"Stay confident, keep taking shots I feel like I can make," Curry said. "It's the balance of maintaining who I am on the court and how I enjoy the game even when things aren't going my way. That joy has to remain.

Everybody feeds off of it. ... If I'm in my feelings and thinking about my shot, it takes away from everything else that we do. "When a couple goes down early it's a good feeling. You want to ride that energy, that wave."