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NBA mandates metal detectors

Updated: May 2, 2011, 10:36 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- In the aftermath of the death of Osama bin Laden, all patrons attending Game 1 of the Chicago Bulls' Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Atlanta Hawks were subject to metal detectors entering the United Center on Monday. Fans were checked with a metal detector wand as they entered the arena, with the State Department warning of an "enhanced potential for anti-American violence."

The NBA issued the mandate for the conference semifinals and all subsequent playoff ...

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