Frenzied Boston fans leave Warriors upset after Game 3

Boston fans angered some of the Warriors in Game 3 Wednesday night
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) looks to pass against Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) during the first quarter of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston sports fans have a long and delicate history with opposing players. 

Whether it was the unrelenting boos of Johnny Damon leaving for the Yankees, Adam Jones accused the Boston fandom of being racist after comments received from the outfield.

The Golden State Warriors are getting a taste of just how rowdy Celtic fans can be. 

And they do not like it. 

“We’ve played in front of rude fans before. Dropping F-bombs with children in the crowd. Really classy. Good job Boston.” Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson said to the media after Game 3 Wednesday Night. 

Thompson was not the only Warrior upset over Celtic fans shouting obscenities. Draymond Green’s wife, Hazel Renee, also was not ok with the words Boston fans were yelling at her husband. 

“Tough loss tonight BUT in NO WAY, shape or form should fans be allowed to chant obscenities at players!” Renee wrote in a statement, adding that the couple’s young children heard fans yelling “F–k you Draymond” and calling their dad a “b–ch,” among other things.

Hazel went on to further demand action from the league.

“The NBA has the audacity to have a whole code of conduct card at every seat about fans and their behavior and how they could be ejected from a game or banned but a whole crowd/section numbers people get to chant F–K YOU DRAYMOND or call him a B–ch or MF?!” And nothing?? Like that’s ok??” Hazel said later in the statement.

Draymond Green on the other hand was not as upset over the Boston crowd.

“They just talking,” Green told reporters about the chants from Celtics fans. “That’s not really my job to react to them. So, they did what I expected.”

A battle for a loose ball in the 2022 NBA Finals
Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) and guard Marcus Smart, top, battle for a loose ball against Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) and guard Stephen Curry (30) during the fourth quarter of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Fans heckling opposing teams is nothing new in sports across the globe. NBA players however have specifically had issues with fans with colorful vocabularies over the last few years.

There also have been instances where NBA players have responded back at fans throughout games. Brooklyn Nets point guard, Kyrie Irving was fined $25,000 for swearing at fans who were heckling him back in January. 

The NBA and the Boston Celtics have yet to comment on Wednesday night. 

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