Charlotte Hornets star Miles Bridges has apologized for hitting the young fan in the face

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NBA star Miles Bridges apologized for throwing his mouthguard at the stand and hitting a young fan.

The incident happened on Wednesday when the Charlotte Hornets faced the Atlanta Hawks at the Phillips Arena in a singles-eliminated play-in game.

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Rappers JZ (pictured), Nellie and Coyavo were among the celebrities sitting on the side of the court to watch the play-in game.

According to PeopleBridges, 24, was fired in the fourth quarter after a second technical receipt for arguing a foul call.

As the crowd cheered his ejection, Miles removed his mouthguard and threw it to a fan as he exited the court. However, his target was off and the saliva-covered face hit a 16-year-old girl in the face.

Hornets Hawks lost 132-103. This rate dropped Charlotte from the NBA playoffs. Hornet has not played since 2016.

After the game, Bridges said on Twitter that his behavior was “unacceptable.”

Along with a video of the incident, he tweeted, “Someone contacted me with that little girl. It’s unacceptable.” The video shows the girl on the left wearing a red jacket.

“It’s definitely unacceptable on my part, and I’m taking full responsibility. The NBA is ready for any consequences,” he told reporters.

“I noticed the guy screaming at me and it hit a little girl,” Bridges told ESPN.

A silicone mouthguard is considered biohazard because it is filled with a body fluid (saliva) and can transmit an infectious disease like covid-19 or herpes.

Bridge told reporters he had contacted the girl and apologized to her.

According to ESPN, the 16-year-old girl did not want to reveal her name to protect her privacy.

“I lost my cold last night,” Bridges said Told reporters. “… It was embarrassing for me … I take full responsibility.”

No punishment was announced by the NBA or the Hornets. But in a similar incident, Warriors star Stephen Curry was fined 2016 25,000 in 2016 for throwing his mouthguard at a stand and hitting a fan.

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