During the game last night, you may have seen this tweet:
One of the Clippers just threw a bench cushion into the stands in anger and hit a female fan in the face.
— James Ham (@James_Ham) October 29, 2015
It was largely ignored in the midst of a hotly contested 4th quarter, after the Kings had already gone on a run to cut into the Clippers' lead. But it was there. James Ham followed up with a few more details:
Update: The female fan that was struck in the face by the giant seat cushion is now receiving medical attention for an apparent eye injury.— James Ham (@James_Ham) October 29, 2015
For those asking, I do not know which player threw the cushion. It came out of no where going into a timeout.— James Ham (@James_Ham) October 29, 2015
These reports have been followed up on today as USA Today's Sam Amick reported that the player in question was Austin Rivers, that the incident in question did in fact occur, and that the league is reviewing potential disciplinary action for Rivers.
There's not a lot of details here, but there's a lot of questions, the main one being: "WHY THE HELL DID YOU THROW A SEAT CUSHION IN TO THE CROWD?"
No matter what the severity of this situation is, or whether there was ill intent, it's proving to be a distraction, and it's exactly the type of thing that this team shouldn't be getting into as their mission is to be more focused this year.