In a strange scene toward the end of Sunday’s Los Angeles Lakers Game 4 win over the Denver Nuggets, a misguided attendee decided to waltz onto the court just before halftime. According to local police and the Denver Post and Yahoo! Sports, 20-year-old Savannah McMillan-Christmas was immediately arrested for trespassing, released and will appear in court Monday. The woman, who nearly made it to the 3-point line from her courtside seat, apparently has some alleged history with the Denver Nuggets before. Here’s Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears, who is at the game:
Worse, the woman’s alleged infatuation with Martin (a former Nugget and current Clipper) might have come a little too late, considering that he hasn’t played a game with the Nuggets for more than a year. Here’s Marc:
Yesinia Robles and Kurtis Lee, from the Denver Post, offered new details following the game:
Kurt Schwartzkopf, chief marketing officer at the Pepsi Center said the woman did not appear intoxicated, but was disoriented. He said the woman was picked up and taken home by her mother.
Jackson said it was off-duty Denver officers at the game who cited McMillan and escorted her out. TNT reported that the woman had been banned from Pepsi Center in the past for stalking a former Nugget player. Yahoo Sports reported that she stalked Kenyon Martin when he was with the team.