Young supporter entered court and tapped Irving on the shoulder.
A Cleveland Cavaliers fan was able to get on to the court during the win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night to deliver a message to Kyrie Irving.
With just over three minutes remaining in the second quarter, a fan wearing a white t-shirt with “KYRIE DON’T LEAVE” written in a black marker pen took to the court.
He proceeded to tap Irving on the shoulder before unzipping his top to deliver the message, before getting in Chris Paul’s way as the Clippers looked to move into the offensive end.
Referee Gary Zielinski was the first to grab the fan before he was escorted off the court by security, but it was undoubtedly a worrying sight to see the supporter able to get that close to the players.
The Cavaliers have since confirmed that the young fan was in custody and had been removed from the arena following his stunt.
It follows on from an incident last season when the Cavaliers were playing the Miami Heat, when a fan ran onto the court with a t-shirt that read “We Miss You” on the front, and “LeBron 2014” on the back.
Nevertheless, it appears as though he achieved what he had set out to do, although there has been little speculation to suggest that an Irving exit is a realistic possibility for Cleveland.
The talented point guard continues to improve and has been tipped to become one of the top stars of the league in the future.
However, some experts have questioned as to whether or not he is perhaps wasting his talent in Cleveland, where they aren’t expected to challenge for a title any time soon.