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Charlotte Hornets' Miles Bridges Ejection Causes Ugly Incident In NBA

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Charlotte Hornets' Miles Bridges Ejection Causes Ugly Incident In NBA

Terrible scenes went down in the NBA earlier today.

During the Charlotte Hornets' v Atlanta Hawks clash, Hornets' player Miles Bridges landed himself in hot water as he exploded after being ejected in his side's 132-103 loss to the Hawks.

Despite being in the game until half-time the Hawks took control in the third and by the fourth quarter, the result was out of question, and this is when Bridges lost his cool.

Miles Bridges is held back by teammates. Credit: Getty Images.
Miles Bridges is held back by teammates. Credit: Getty Images.
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Bridges gave a turnover after body contact with a Hawks player, as Trae Young streaked away. But he slipped, passing it to De'Andre Hunter, who looked ready to slot the easy basket.

Bridges came through to try and stop the shot however and was called for goaltending and gave away a foul.

It was too much for the Hornets star as he erupted at the referee, swearing at the official and getting ejected from the match.

The home Atlanta crowd too great pleasure in the ejection and one man wearing a yellow and leaning over the player's tunnel took it too far as Bridges threw his mouthguard at the man.

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Only he missed, accidentally hitting a 16-year-old girl sitting nearby in the face.

The footage quickly made waves on social media, including at Barstool Sports who said Bridges "lost his damn mind".

Following the clash though, Bridges sent out a tweet implying he had had time to cool down and reflect on his actions while also being remorseful in his post-game press conference.

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"Somebody get me in contact with the young lady. That's unacceptable," Bridges tweeted.

"I was aiming for the guy that was screaming at me and it hit a little girl," Bridges said in his press conference.

"So that's definitely unacceptable on my part and I take full responsibility.

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"That's out of character for me. You've been around me; I don't act like that or ever flash out like that. So that was definitely wrong, a lot of emotions and hopefully I can get in contact with the young girl and sincerely apologise to her and do something nice for her, but that's definitely on me."

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images

Topics: NBA, Australia

Ryan Rosendale
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