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Kenyon Martin
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Born: 12/30/77
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:233 lbs. / 106.1 kg.
Earnings: $113,431,519 ($143,196,816*)

Kenyon Martin: NBA should consider ban-all-fans policy

Kenyon Martin: Unfortunately, the possibility of something like that happening is staring the NBA right in the face. And the league needs to take swift and decisive action to prevent anything like that from ever happening again. At some point, the league is going to have to consider banning fans from attendance as a punishment for misconduct. It’s the only way to nip all this craziness in the bud. Talk is one thing. Physicality is something completely different. And things have been getting a little too physical lately.
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Kenyon Martin: Sure, the league could continue to just ban the individual fans who commit the act, but really and truly, how enforceable are those bans? You don’t have to show any ID to get into an arena, and last time I checked, anyone can buy a ticket online. Unless the league is using facial recognition software or checking IDs of every fan entering the building — like at an airport — it’s probably pretty easy for a fan whose been banned to continue attending games. So yea, ban everybody.
Kenyon Martin: The NBA is a business, I get it, but over the past couple weeks, we’ve seen fans get more and more brazen in their verbal and in some cases physical attacks on players. The league revised its code of conduct for fans and more are being prosecuted for their behavior, but at the end of the day, there’s really not much that can be done to completely eliminate these threats. If the league were to institute the all-out ban policy, I guarantee you that after the first or second time, the fans would all fall in line.
Storyline: Fan Behavior
The point guard specifically pointed out the racism he said that ex-NBA player Kenyon Martin still experiences after he commented in 2017 that Lin wanted to “be black” (among other comments) after he wore dreadlocks. Lin said that he wanted to go a “different route” in order for the unnamed G League player to avoid similar racist backlash: “If we’re upset about certain racist things happening, what are we going to do, turn around and be racist? Like, that just doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t matter what race you are, that’s not solving the issue. So the whole point is about building awareness, and then building up, and learning how we can heal and go in the right direction.”
“With you having a son, too, and you going to the games and being very involved in games, you want your son to be just like you,” Payton admitted to Martin after acknowledging that Martin’s son is also trying to find his way as a pro. “But sometimes, you have to step back and say ‘He’s not me.’ This is a different generation and things like that, but as you see this and you get to feel this and then say, ‘He got it a little bit, he been hanging around me,’ man; it makes you feel real good because you know how these kids make you feel sometimes.”