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Published: Sunday, Jan. 29 2012 11:59 p.m. MST

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USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

If you booed Jimmer Fredette, you have issues.

The kid doesn't talk trash, is polite to everybody, overcame great odds and has done nothing to detract from the game.

Like PK said on TV last night, "IF YOU BOOED JIMMER, YOU ARE SICK!!"

MidMajor4ever
Syracuse, UT

USAlover,

I'm assuming you weren't at the game or you'd have a better understanding of what happened.

First of all, everyone knows Jimmer is a great person and wants him to do well in the NBA. I hope he is very successful but I don't want him to beat the Jazz.

I was stunned that so many people were cheering for Jimmer beyond introductions. Everytime he touched the ball half of the fans cheered throughout the first half, it was crazy. Utah Jazz fans who were actually cheering for the Jazz were offended and some were booing in protest to the home fans cheering for the opposing team. As the game progressed to the final minutes of the game it was apparent that many of the Jazz fans cheering for both Jimmer and the Jazz threw their support to Jimmer and the Kings. It was totally unbelievable. I've never seen anything like it.

I have had season Jazz and Utes football/basketball tickets for 20+ years. I have clapped for Utes from opposing teams during player introductions but when the ball is tossed up to start the game, they are playing for the enemy. That's what true Jazz fans do.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

What MidMajor4ever said!!!

SportzFan
Salt Lake City, UT

MidMajor4ever
Syracuse, UT

I was stunned that so many people were cheering for Jimmer beyond introductions. Everytime he touched the ball half of the fans cheered throughout the first half, it was crazy. Utah Jazz fans who were actually cheering for the Jazz were offended and some were booing in protest to the home fans cheering for the opposing team. As the game progressed to the final minutes of the game it was apparent that many of the Jazz fans cheering for both Jimmer and the Jazz threw their support to Jimmer and the Kings. It was totally unbelievable. I've never seen anything like it.
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You should get out more. On second thought, you should pay attention at a Lakers/Jazz game. Lots of Laker fans, cheering for the Lakers throughout the game. See, that's the way it is. The opposition can buy tickets, ardent fans, indifferent fans, friends, family, Gordon Hayward fans, even Jimmer fans.

MidMajor4ever
Syracuse, UT

sportzfan,

Thanks for the laugh. Evidentally you are a tv fan and you should get out more.

Comparing those fans who purchase tickets to see the Lakers with Kobe, the Heat with LeBron and the Bulls when they had Michael were totally different. They were a small minority and they only cheered for the Lakers, Heat and Bulls. As mentioned previously, Jazz fans were cheering for the Jazz and a player on the opposing team throughout the game and many chose to cheer for the Kings, not the Jazz down the stretch hoping for a Jimmer win. This is what I referred to as "unbelievable". I didn't think it possible at ESA.

Cougar fans are one of a kind. Andrew Bogut was national player of the year and first overall pick in the NBA draft. Utah Ute fans clapped when he was introduced as a Bucks player but didn't wear Utah Utes gear, Bucks gear, nor did they cheer for the Bucks. They also didn't cheer for Bogut and the Jazz. I realize that the U. of U. has had many more players in the NBA to follow, so we understand we can be Jazz fans and wish them success.

eagle
Provo, UT

At one point I thought the Jazz were pretty inept for not drafting Jimmer Fredette. I think he'll be a (much) better player in this league than Canter who the Jazz drafted but the game the other night showed why the Jazz drafting Fredette may not have worked out too well. Somewhat like Tebow in Denver, the Jazz fans would literally demand that the coaches and management play Fredette, all the time, beyond his abilities at this time. This would undoubtedly hurt the Jazz long term and hurt Fredette's progress. However, I'm not sure going to Sacramento, a organization in disarray with a bunch of self absorbed players and second rate coaching is going to help Fredette out either.

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