This all started when Boston fans cheered for Gordon Hayward during the announcement of the Utah Jazz's starting lineup. This is before the game even begun.
Hayward, as we know, is an upcoming free agent. He also used to play for Brad Stevens, hinting at the fact that it could possibly happen again.
So, Boston fans were trying to aid in the process of that happening.
Crowders is out of line. He is blowing this out of proportion. He is right about the fact that fans should cheer for Boston rather than their opponent, but he is handling it the wrong way. He has tweeted things like the following:
Man, this is just not the correct way of going about this. You cannot call out one of the most loyal fanbases in all of sport. That is ridiculous...
Personally, I think this might come down to the fact that Gordon Hayward plays the same position as Crowder. Also, Crowder has been in plenty of trade talks lately throughout the media world.
Jae, like I have mentioned, you are both right and wrong. In this case the wrong outweighs the right. A fan should cheer for the home team. I am with you there, but you do not call out the fan base for this type of cheering. This happened before the game. It was not like Hayward drained a three in your face and then the crowd cheered. I was there. It lasted maybe five seconds. You have a point, but now you've gone about it the wrong way and you've become the bad guy in the situation. Get over it Jae. Get back to basketball.