NBA Fan Passes Away During Pelicans-Kings Game at Golden 1 Center

‣ A male NBA fan in his 30s experienced a medical emergency and died at the Golden 1 Center during a game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings.
‣ The fan remained unresponsive despite emergency medical services administering CPR for 20 minutes.
‣ The Sacramento Kings organization and player Keegan Murray offered their condolences to the deceased fan’s family and loved ones.


A tragic event unfolded at the Golden 1 Center during the first quarter of Monday night’s NBA game. An NBA fan experienced a medical emergency and died during the New Orleans Pelicans-Sacramento Kings matchup of the in-season tournament quarterfinals.

After the first quarter, the Kings released a statement. They expressed their condolences.

Sacramento Fire reported to FOX40 that the fan was a male in his 30’s. He was unresponsive when medics arrived. After 20 minutes, he was pronounced dead.

The Kings’ statement detailed the incident. “During the first quarter of the Kings vs. Pelicans game, a guest had a medical emergency,” it read. “EMS immediately responded and administered CPR. Tragically, these efforts were unsuccessful and the guest passed away. The organization offers its deepest condolences to the guest’s family and loved ones.”

The medical emergency occurred around 10:25 p.m. PT. The Sacramento Metro Fire Department and other emergency personnel were quick to respond.

The Sacramento Metro Fire Department told Fox40 News, “Golden 1 Center staff was notified that someone was unresponsive. When the engine got there, they found a 30s-aged male.” The fan remained unresponsive when medics arrived. Despite 20 minutes of CPR, their efforts were unsuccessful. The fan was pronounced dead.

Kings’ Keegan Murray offered his condolences. “As a team, we give our condolences,” Murray said. “Hopefully, the family is being taken care of.”

In other news, New Orleans advanced to the semifinals in Las Vegas. Sacramento’s next home game is Monday against the Brooklyn Nets.

James Shotwell
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