So Jae, you are pissed. You felt disrespected by your own Boston fans. I see where you are coming from, I really do. I would feel the same. A home fan should never cheer for the opposing team. However, you are going about it the wrong way pal. I was at the game. I saw and heard what happened.
Jae Crowder felt disrespected by this. He felt that the fans should not be cheering for the opposing team. He does have a point. I agree with that part, but it is not like anyone was cheering during the game. It would be a completely different thing if fans were cheering when Hayward were score, but by the time the ball was thrown up for the openning tip there was only cheers for Boston from Celtics fans.
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:
He also retweeted a fan asking him to come back to Dallas and play for the Mavericks. He also replied to another fan who tweeted "Welcome to Boston Jae...Like it or leave it." Jae responed by stating he would "HAVE NO PROBLEM LEAVING."
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.
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