ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks spokesman Arthur Triche said
Thursday the person who tried to distract Cleveland Cavaliers star
LeBron James with a laser pointer in Wednesday night's game was not
Triche said Hawks officials consider the incident to be an
isolated event, but said security officers would be on the lookout
when the Hawks host Phoenix on Friday night at Philips Arena.
"Unless it happens again tomorrow night, we consider it a dead
issue," Triche said.
Triche said it is important for fans to take note of another fan
pointing a laser beam at anyone.
"That has gone on before, unfortunately, in various
buildings," Triche said. "You just hope someone points the
individual out to ushers or security."
James said he was alarmed by the potential danger posed by laser
"Those things can damage your eyes something bad," James said.
"I was standing at the foul line in the fourth quarter when the
ref noticed a red dot near my forehead. That's pretty serious."
James had 38 points in the Cavaliers' 106-97 win over Atlanta.
An Atlanta police officer, who declined to give his name, said
law enforcement was unable to find or identify anyone shining a
laser pointer from the end zone near the Hawks' bench.