Knife-Wielding Man Runs On Court Before Cavaliers-Clippers Game

It's a testament to arena security in professional sports that we don't hear more about people breaking into stadiums with weapons on them. With so many people in one place, there is certainly a big security risk. That's why it was pretty shocking to hear that a man wielding a knife ran onto the Staples Center floor before a game between the Clippers and the Cavaliers.

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As described by Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

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Security breach at staples center before #cavs-clips game. Man with knife on court    

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The scariest part was that Cavaliers forward Christian Eyenga was on the court at the time trying to get some pregame shots up. Eyenga had to go running off the court to avoid getting hurt, and luckily, the police were able to gun down the man using rubber bullets. Otherwise, we could have had a very serious situation on our hands.

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Thankfully, everyone did their job and nobody got hurt. In the meantime, let's take a moment to appreciate two things: that this almost never happens, and that when it did, everyone ended up being OK.

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