Mitchell Apologizes For Collision With Fan

Dec 21, 2018, 8:19 PM
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) crashes into the front two rows as the Utah Jazz and the Gold...
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) crashes into the front two rows as the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Jazz won 108-103. (Deseret News)
(Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah โ€“ Although most of the action inside an NBA game takes places inside the lines, sometimes the fans do become a part of the action.

During the Utah Jazzโ€™s win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell left into the crowd after a loose ball. In the process, he collided with Jazz fan Ilana Anderson.

With a foot wrapped in ice by the arena staff, Anderson made a trip to the hospital, where her father, Shawn, documented the ordeal on Twitter.

Luckily for everyone involved, she was not hurt, other than a few sprains and bruises.

Mitchell took notice and offered to send Anderson a jersey and pair of shoes.

โ€œI apologized for starters,โ€ said Mitchell during shootaround prior to Friday’s game at Portland. โ€œI be like I appreciate you breaking my fall, I appreciate you sacrificing yourself for the Jazz. That wonโ€™t go unnoticed. I think everyoneโ€™s taken note on what sheโ€™s done.โ€

Mitchell concluded his apology by thanking Anderson and saying that the gift package is on the way.

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