Miles Bridges has apologized for throwing his mouth guard into the stands after being ejected from the Hawks-Hornets play-in game. The former Michigan State Spartan was heated after being ejected from the game in the fourth quarter. He tossed his mouthpiece into the stands, which hit a young fan.

“I was upset about a call – a couple of calls, really – and I let my temper get the best of me. That was definitely the wrong thing to do, throwing my mouthpiece,” Bridges said in his postgame press conference.

He said he was aiming for the taunting Hawks fan who can be seen in the video above.


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“I was aiming for the guy that was screaming at me, and it hit a little girl,” Bridges told reporters. “So, that’s definitely unacceptable on my part, and I take full responsibility. I’m ready for any consequences that the NBA gives me. That’s on me. That’s out of character for me. You’ve been around me. I don’t act like that or never flash out like that. So, that was definitely wrong. A lot of emotions and hopefully I can get in contact with the young girl and sincerely apologize to her and do something nice for her. But that’s definitely on me.

“I normally don’t let my emotions get the best of me. And for me to be in one of the biggest games I’ve ever played in and that happens, that’s unacceptable for me. That gives a bad image to my name and to who I am as a person, and that’s on me. Especially hitting a little girl, that’s terrible. I like to right my wrongs. So, I apologize, for sure.”

Bridges has 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in Charlotte’s 132-103 loss at Atlanta on Wednesday night.