Jazz-Clippers series returns to Utah with one win apiece, Chris Paul 'controversy'

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  • Utah Valley Guy Springville, UT
    April 20, 2017 10:22 a.m.

    I love the fact that our fans are loud, but sometimes, SOME of them can be downright embarrassing. Or worse.

    Like when some of them booed the drafting of an All-Star at #9, perhaps just because he was a skinny white guy.

    Like when some shout "cancer" at Derek Fisher, hoping to rattle him, after he returned here with the Lakers.

    Like when some shout racial slurs at opposing teams.

    Like when some of them get rankled at being called a "homer." Sheesh, now you've taken something Chris Paul said that's actually complimentary about our fans and turned it into increased motivation for him.

    Doing things like the above are beyond crass, classless, and moronic - they hurt the Jazz. So a few words from one Jazz to the "some" who are doing things like the above: STOP IT!

    Sadly, though, I'm afraid the ones who need to get the message can't read. Or at least aren't reading the Deseret News...

  • iluvnz Vernal, UT
    April 20, 2017 8:15 a.m.

    A complete "NON" issue. Get over it people. CP3 was giving us Jazz fans a compliment. Accept it as such and knock off the whining. This is unbecoming Jazz fans.

    Go Jazz.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    April 20, 2017 7:23 a.m.

    Complete homers? Well Duh! I suppose that when the Clippers are playing in LA the crowd aren't homers. Maybe they are pining for the Lakers?

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    April 20, 2017 7:14 a.m.

    A great series like this and this reporter chooses to go after the high school gossip audience. This is the playoffs Mr. Gennessy and you are talking about a great player as though he were a character on Melrose Place. Just as the Jazz have stepped up their game, you should consider doing the same. Go Jazz!

  • BobbyPaluga Austin, TX
    April 19, 2017 11:21 p.m.

    Meaningless dribble, similar to the fluff filling the sports pages the week of a rivalry game. The comment was very complementary, noting the tough atmosphere being the road team coming into the former Tox Box.
    Isn't that what fans are supposed to do in support of the hometeam Jazz?
    I can't wait until the era of grievance collecting ends and we can go back to giving attention to context and intent. Aren't we all sick of Political Correctness, the act of looking for offense by pulling out a few words of a paragraph to take as a personal jab?

  • srsmith ,
    April 19, 2017 9:33 p.m.

    It was a compliment to Jazz fans. Chris Paul is nothing but a class act and one of the few NBA players I really respect.

  • mulrich Columbia, SC
    April 19, 2017 8:19 p.m.

    Of course Paul thinks there are only Jazz fans at Vivant Arena, he's played for the Clippers the past six years. LAC has no real fans and nobody wants to wear their jerseys. There are (unfortunately) plenty of Lakers or Celtics jerseys when those teams come through.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    April 19, 2017 8:10 p.m.

    Nothing else to write about so let's stretch our imagination so we can be offended in some manner. HINT: No one likes to be a guest at a pity-party---everyone wants to be the host.

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    April 19, 2017 6:25 p.m.

    Any Jazz fan that took Paul's use of "homer" as a put-down really IS a "Homer" in the Simpson sense . . . .

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    April 19, 2017 6:14 p.m.

    Why would any fan be offended by that, especially after that explanation?

    We are way too sensitive as a society. Good grief.