Cole Buckley, 21, is facing a felony charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.READ MORE: Primary Election Day Guide For Voters In New York
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“There is a growing disturbing trend, in the NBA in particular, and it’s not lost on me that the NBA is overwhelmingly Black men, where we have fans who are overwhelmingly white men who believe that they can engage in this type of behavior,” Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said.
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The bottle was thrown Sunday night as the Nets walked off the court after beating the Celtics during a playoff game.