An NBA fan accused of punching a New Orleans Pelicans coach in the face late last month supposedly has actually been banned from all NBA, WNBA and G-League video games, along with 2K League occasions.
Manuel Garcia, 38, was jailed last week after he apparently punched Pelicans assistant coach Joe Boylan in the face after the Pelicans concluded a win versus the Houston Rockets Garcia, a Firecrackers fan, appeared to strike Boylan from the sideline.
The Athletic reported Sunday that Garcia has actually been prohibited from all NBA-related events.
Garcia was charged with misdemeanor assault and was out on bail working to protect a lawyer, according to ABC13 Houston Even before the leaguewide restriction, he was forbidden from going to Rockets video games.
Garcia’s intention for apparently punching Boylan was not right away clear.
” The Rockets won the game. Then among the assistant coaches for the New Orleans Pelicans was gathering his things and was essentially cold-cocked or blindsided and struck in the face, brutally in my view,” Harris County District Lawyer’s Office district attorney Nathan Beedle said.
Garcia was on probation for an unrelated criminal offense at the time of the punch, Beedle stated.
New Orleans assistant coach Joe Boylan before the New Orleans Pelicans versus Los Angeles Lakers video game on Feb. 27, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Icon Sportswire).
” Clearly, we are going to take this extremely seriously,” Beedle said. “He is a founded guilty felon on probation today charged with a Class An attack of a helpless person in the case.”
Brittney Aplin, 33, was likewise detained for apparently avoiding police from apprehending Garcia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.