In a surprising turn of events during the playoff series between the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors, renowned rapper and die-hard Warriors fan E40 was ejected from Game One. Known for his passionate support of the Warriors, E40 was courtside, cheering on his team with his signature enthusiasm.
“On Saturday night, I was subjected to disrespectful heckling,” Stevens said in a statement issued to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
“turned around and addressed one heckler in an assertive but polite manner.”
Adding, “Unfortunately, it was yet another reminder that — despite my success and accolades as a musician and entrepreneur — racial bias remains prevalent. Security saw a disagreement between a Black man and a white woman and immediately assumed that I was at fault,” Stevens wrote in the statement.”
In response to Stevens’ comments, Kings issued a statement, which reads, “The Sacramento Kings take these claims seriously and are investigating the facts and circumstances regarding the situation, as we do anytime an accusation like this is made.”
In Game Two, after Kevin Huerter’s block on Kevon Looney Kings’ Deejay took advantage of the situation and decided to troll the Warriors and E40 by playing E40’s hit song “Choices” after the block shot, according to Marc J. Spears of Andscape.com.
“Kings deejay trolled the Warriors on the blocked shot with E-40 song, “Choices.”
Spears was the only one who catch the Kings jab at the Warriors and E40, Twitter User by name of Ted, who is the founder of Alien Labs out of Sacramento tweeted, Sacramento Kings Dj playing the E40 ‘Nope’ sound effect on a block on the Warriors beautifully petty.”
The DJ’s clever move was met with a mix of amusement and frustration from the Warriors fans, who were reminded of E40’s ejection from the previous game. The Kings’ The playful jab from the Kings’ DJ added an extra layer of excitement to the playoff series, creating a memorable moment that had fans buzzing on social media and adding to the rivalry between the Kings and the Warriors.
After game two the Golden State Warriors face a 2-0 deficit heading back home to Chase Center.