Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns fan fight causes ‘Suns in 4’ line to go viral
PHOENIX – Every once in a while, something happens with a sports team that might not be on the pitch or on the pitch.
To name a few, there are the Cubs had the Curse of the Billy Goat, as well as The Jets and Fireman Ed.
Now the Phoenix Suns just might have a viral star who epitomizes the team’s fighting spirit and has created a rallying cry for the playoffs.
Arizona native detail fight that led to a famous line
“Suns out of 4!” It might sound like a straightforward phrase, but that phrase has now lit up the Phoenix Suns fan base. These words were spoken in a video with Nick McKellar.
McKellar, an Arizona native who now lives in Colorado, was trying to take advantage of the Suns’ loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 last week. However, he said some Denver fans didn’t like him.
“There are other videos going around showing them putting on my jersey and pouring me a beer. From there, the instincts kick in,” McKellar said.
A stadium crash followed, with a punch, self-defense, and then the now famous words.
“As a person, I’m not a fighter. I’d rather give you a hug and a high five, and move on. All of them are acting in self-defense. I would neither promote nor tolerate physical violence,” McKellar said.
No charges were laid as a result of the incident and no one was banned from the arena.
The phrase led to new opportunities for McKellar
McKellar’s life is a little crazy now, with a t-shirt partnership with Barstool Sports and a shout out from Devin Booker.
Local clothing company State Forty Eight also spoke to him, as they now have their own design for pre-order.
“We have our own design there, and we talked to Nick [McKellar]. He sounds like a great guy and we try to have fun with it. It’s a legendary moment and something to remember for the playoffs, ”said Mike Spangenberg with State Forty Eight.
McKellar will receive a share of the money for the t-shirt, and he said he wanted to donate some to charitable youth groups.
Meanwhile, McKellar may not have to worry about beer the next time he visits the valley.
“It’s pretty crazy. People harass me. If I go to bars, I’ll hang out with a lot of locals, which I’m very passionate about,” McKellar said.
McKellar hopes to advance to the Western Conference Finals here in Phoenix.
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