Protester chains herself to basket during Game 1 of Grizzlies-Timberwolves playoff series

Apr 16, 2022

Play was interrupted during Game 1 of the first-round NBA playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday after a fan chained herself to the basket as part of a protest.

The fan appeared during a stoppage in play in the second quarter with yellow chains. She tried to secure herself to the stanchion after throwing flyers on the floor. She wore a T-shirt that read: "Glen Taylor Roasts Animals Alive."

Security unchained the woman and five people carried her out of the main arena to the cheers of fans inside FedExForum.

It was a similar shirt to the one a protester wore during Tuesday's play-in game between the Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers in Minneapolis. The woman in that protest tried to glue her hand to the court before security removed her.

Source: USA Today (Photo by: Christine Tannous / USA Today)