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Published: Monday, Jan. 27 2014 9:40 p.m. MST

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Trevvor
Sandy, UT

Some local "fans" need to grow up. I've been to quite a few Jazz games against Jimmer, Bogut, Andre Miller, and Damian Lillaird. I've cheered for them all loudly. For some reason a portion of the fans feel the need to boo the Jimmer. Still bent out of shape over the 47 points he dropped on them maybe? Whatever it is, time to grow up kids. Only a sad little brother would continue to boo someone simply because he owned your local program in college.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

With Jimmer still not being a key part of the King's future, and them clearly being willing to trade him, where are all the first round offers for first round Jimmer? I haven't heard any rumors of teams being willing to offer a first round pick for first round Jimmer, why is that?

Thriller
Saint George, UT

I'm not sure they're booing Jimmer necessarily. I think they might be booing the Jazz fans who cheer for the Kings (or at least one particular King). On nights like tonight, you're either a Jazz fan or a Jimmer fan.

Girlse State
Midvale, UT

@Thriller - Like Trevvor says, time for some people to grow up. I don't think I've been to a Portland game with Daniam, but I too have been to Milwaukee and Golden State games with Andrew Bogut and also Denver and Philly games with Andre Miller and its GREAT that people cheer for him. And yes, Jazz fans cheer for them initially.

I've never seen anyone criticize fans for cheering for Bogut or Andre Miller as they are introduced or come into the game. In fact, they get a very nice welcome, as they should. That's not the same as cheering for the Jazz to lose. Should I look forward to your comments in the future criticizing anyone who cheers for Lilliard, Bogut, Miller, or any other future players from Utah schools?

Thriller
Saint George, UT

You misunderstand, I'm not excusing the booing. If they're booing Jimmer then it is childish. I'm just saying that I don't think they're booing Jimmer as much as they're booing their fellow Jazz fans for cheering when a Sacramento player makes a shot.

Cheering introductions is one thing, but it just doesn't make sense for me to be at a Jazz game, wearing Jazz gear, and cheering for a King (or a Warrior or a Nugget or a Trailblazer) when they make a shot on the Jazz. No one cheers louder than I do for the local kids... except when they play the Jazz.

So tone down the sensitivity, I never said you can't cheer for Jimmer; to the contrary in fact. Cheer for him 361 days a year. But when the Kings play the Jazz, I cheer for the Jazz.

Watching games, I don't hear the cheers for the other guys that I hear for him. Which supports my point, that the boos are directed at fans more than at Jimmer.

I may be completely wrong, it's happened before, but that's my viewpoint.

Trevvor
Sandy, UT

@Thriller

Fair enough. I wasn't there at the game tonight, so perhaps I didn't catch all the sounds and details, but no question there were boos when the guy entered the game for the first time and then subsequently when he simply touched the ball. That's typically the times I'm referencing I'm accustomed to an appropriate cheer for the local guys when they visit the Jazz. I couldn't comment if there were cheers when he made a basket, I couldn't tell on the television. If there were and that bothers you as a Jazz fan, like I said, fair enough. But it was quite clear when he just entered the game and got the ball there were still some childish frustrations boiling over from a group of "fans", as has been consistent in past times he's come to Utah. Like I said, get over the 47 point drubbing little kids.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Trevvor

Blaming only one fan-base for the booing seems silly. Many fans from U-State and Weber don't like BYU either... Also, as it's been stated, it may just be Jazz fans booing other fans for cheering against the Jazz

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

If getting to the middle of the Western Conference was their goal, then why didn't they just keep Milsap? With as many teams as there are that are tanking in the NBA this year, they may have had the opportunity with Milsap to finish as a 4 or 5 seed, but no higher. Without Milsap, they will be lucky to finish as an 8th seed and a first round exit, or a 9 seed, with a 1% chance of getting a franchise-changing player.

What exactly are the Jazz trying to do? It would appear that they have no clue themselves. They should either try to be really good (unattainable at present, because of the difficulty for the franchise to attract elite free agents), or really bad (so they can draft a great player in this year's draft). But at their present course they will end up stuck in the middle of the pack---again.

fortydam
OREM, UT

I'm an Aggie. Booing BYU has been going on since your grandpa was a teenager. When apposing players come into another building they get same treatment. It might not be as bad for Utah players because the Jazz play close to the U. I've been to BYU and they boo too. Just let it rest, Jimmer will get his chance somewhere, and when he comes back he will get the same treatment.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

I agree that what you are hearing is jazz fans booing and laughing hysterically at the so called jazz fans who cheer every time he touches the ball as if something is going to trigger his lighting it up and then coming home to play for the jazz and marry their daughters. I never booed the kid and I truly dislike BYU sports. I had plenty of respect for his game, as I did for Fred Roberts and Danny ainge. Never booed either of them either and they were much better nba players than this kid.

Malihini
Northern, UT

"On nights like tonight, you're either a Jazz fan or a Jimmer fan."

I'm a Jimmer fan!

gehelmke
Bastrop, TX

What an amazing series of comments....An article about the Jazz barely squeezing out a win over the Kings, and all the comments, save 1, have to do with the Fredette kid, who happened to attend one of the schools there in the valley....I lived in the valley for 8 years, but I don't have a horse in the "U" vs. "Y" race...so I think I can give you an objective comment on that situation:
Any fan in the stands can boo any player on the court...The right to do so is included in the cost of a ticket....And further.....Any player on the court who pays any attention to people in the stands booing him is referred to in the business as being "rabbit-eared."
Finally....The ultimate in hypocrisy is to post a comment calling someone who disagrees with you "childish", when the comment you are posting is the epitome of childishness.

Grandmajazz
LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID

GoRed..you should be glad that you support a team that is actually trying and not dishonestly trying to tank it. By being honest they are learning something each game rather then pathetically using their energy trying to lose. The lottery system is in drastic need of changing but until it does, I'll take an honest team that is towards the bottom rather than a dishonest team that gets there by cheating. As far as booing, children will always act like children and we just have to yell loud enough to cover their boos. Go Jazz!y

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

Apparently all the "hard work lately" did not include shooting free throws.

Wonderpus
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT

@ Trevvor: I did not attend this last game agains Sac, but I did attend the first game against Sac. In that game I was absolutely disgusted by the Jimmer fan base. Trey hadn't been back long and was looking for confidence. Coming down the final stretch, the game was up in the air. The Jazz had fought hard to get back into game. So, How did the Jimmer (supposed Jazz) fans repay the hardworking young Jazz players? By chanting for JIMMER! They were chanting for the opposing player; during the final minutes, in a close game no less. I was, like I said, disgusted by these fans. Now, I think it is totally possible that it's not so much Jimmer being booed. It's Jimmer's disrespectful fan base being booed; and that fan base deserves every second of booing. I know I would have liked to give them a piece of my mind after the first game against Sac. I can't imagine what it was like to be a Jazz player in Salt Lake City, and having your Hometown cheering for the other team. I think it is even embarrassing for Jimmer. Go Jazz!

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

Fandom at its finest...i guess they are jimmer fans first jazz fans second...oh well...jimmer is a good college ball player...his ceiling would be that of JJ Reddick...im just saying...Reddick ceiling is not bad though...

Thriller
Saint George, UT

@Malihini
That is exactly what gets booed at ESA. I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just saying be prepared for boos. That's where they're coming from.

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