Some might say that a Sacramento Kings fan vomiting during a game might be a little too on the nose as a metaphor for the state of the franchise, but that doesn’t make it any less apt.

The Utah Jazz were forced to clear their bench on Saturday night during the game when a nearby Kings fan sitting courtside vomited on the court. The incident at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento caused a 15-minute delay while it was cleaned up.

The moment was captured on video so if you’d like to “enjoy” it, you can watch it below. But if that’s not your kind of thing, that’s fair too.

The incident happened near the start of the fourth quarter when the Jazz were up 14 points at the time. Right as everyone started to notice what had happened, players immediately started running in the other direction and covering their faces.

“I can’t even lie, I was just focused on getting out of the way,” Donovan Mitchell told the Deseret News. I didn’t pay attention to anybody else. Just, no parts. I wanted no parts of that.”

“Life is full of surprise. I hope he’s OK. … I kind of made eye contact with him, too. He was smiling — smiling and throwing up at the same time,” said Added Rudy Gobert.

The fan was escorted away from the game and did not return. The arena then posted their alcohol policy on the jumbo screens, reminding people that those who are intoxicated with be ejected. It’s not clear if those two things are specifically related but we can certainly make assumptions.

The Jazz went on to win the game handily in spite of the incident. And while the Kings certainly have a lot of things to be concerned about (especially now that Luke Walton is fired), they took the time to acknowledge how weird it all was for them too.

As you can imagine, social media had a field day with the Kings fan puker, which offered up so many opportunities too good to pass up.

We hope that fan is handling his hangover well today. We’re guessing he won’t be welcomed back in the arena anytime soon, but many Kings fans might tell him that’s a good thing.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to