Katy Stevens has been a courtside server at Trail Blazers games for more than a decade — but this year has been unlike any other.
Back in December, LeBron James knocked her over, then helped her back up.
LeBron knocked over the waitress and helped her right back up 🙃 pic.twitter.com/jYopzglhok
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 7, 2019
Then on Friday night, veteran referee Tony Brown backed into her and spilled an entire tray of drinks onto the court.
Clean up on Aisle 1!!!
"That is literally Margaritaville over there…" pic.twitter.com/yDPitomVKP
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) February 22, 2020
Let me say, as a guy who waited tables/bartended through college and a little while after — that job is hard. Katy is earning her money, and I felt terrible for her. I was not alone, as NBC Sports Northwest noted.
LISTEN major shout out to the court side server at the blazers game who just had the official knock her ENTIRE tray over – the server in me wanted to jump through my screen and help!! i love you so much whoever you are
— Dani (@daniellemmariee) February 22, 2020
I feel for that court side waitress at the blazers pelicans game. She’s busting ass. Get her a standing O!!
— Tom Linder (@TommyBoy210) February 22, 2020
It was a rough night all the way around in the Moda Center. Portland, without Damian Lillard due to a groin injury, fell to the Pelicans 128-115 in a contest between two teams trying to catch Memphis for the final seed in the West (and the Grizzlies lost to the Lakers Friday).