Joe Ingles isn't a big fan of fans booing the Utah Jazz

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  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    Jan. 12, 2019 3:03 p.m.

    I just don't understand booing; never have.

  • Canneryrow St. George, UT
    Jan. 11, 2019 12:06 p.m.

    I can understand a player not liking the booing and if the player's solution is to have the fans just leave, I understand that too. How about the team refund my money and take it from the 5 guys that are stinking up the place. Then, I would believe them when they say that they do what they do for the fans.

  • so there you go ,
    Jan. 11, 2019 8:22 a.m.

    Yea, if you do not like the way they play just leave. That lets over paid players know you not happy with their effort without the booing. I recall years ago saying Hi to Joe and Gordon in a fast food place. Neither one of them would respond to a simple hello. That was interesting as a fan. Joe never stops talking on the court but can't even say hello to a fan.

  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    Jan. 10, 2019 8:55 p.m.

    with the high cost of tickets. I think fans are entitled to Boo when their team under performs.

  • Boo-yeah ,
    Jan. 10, 2019 8:49 p.m.

    While I’m not a big fan of booing your team, I also can’t fault fans, some of whom are shelling out thousands of dollars for tickets, to voice their displeasure. Winning only half of the games at home this year is beginning to wear on the fans. And really, of the 18,000+ in attendance, likely only a small percentage actually booed.

  • Prodicus Provo, UT
    Jan. 10, 2019 7:24 p.m.

    @Robin- many, including former commish David Stern, are on record saying exactly the opposite, that Jazz fans are the best in the NBA.

    Though we all want to see everyone giving 100% effort all the time, those who complain heavily about effort would do well to realize that games are much much more physically taxing than they have been in some eras. The 2001 end to the illegal defense rule demanded a new kind of offense; having 8 players mostly standing around while the iso-ball star spent the clock trying to get past his defender quickly became a rarity. Offenses based on heavy passing, long fast drives to the basket, and especially transition buckets and stratospheric 3s have made unprecedented demands on players' athleticism and endurance. Yet the schedule stays at 82 games.

    Exhausted players pushing their limits is a primary reason injury rates are so high despite tremendously higher team training and medical budgets than the past. I want to see my team giving effort. But I really don't want to see them tearing ligaments and cutting years from their careers.

  • matman Provo, UT
    Jan. 10, 2019 4:57 p.m.

    A wise man once said "Win the Crowd win your freedom"

  • Kaladin Northern, CO
    Jan. 10, 2019 4:24 p.m.

    I have never booed my teams, even when they are playing like garbage. They are my team - I cheer them on. That's not to say fans can't boo their team, but I don't see how it helps anything.
    @Brave Sir Robin - that's funny, Jazz fans are regarded league-wide as some of the best, most passionate fans in the NBA.

  • JazzFanMan Centerville, UT
    Jan. 10, 2019 4:05 p.m.

    According to Basketball Reference the Average NBA Salary is $7,392,592. Joe Ingles is making $12,545,455 this year but I'll sue 7.4 Mil for my point.

    As a long time NBA and Utah Jazz fan I understand stretches of "playing badly" but what I don't understand is what I perceive as a lack of "hustle" at times. Missing shots is one thing but moving around the court like your just not that interested in trying hard right now, is another.

    if you make 7.4 mil and play in all 82 games, that is $90k per game, divided by 4 quarters is $22,561 per quarter. A lot of people barely make that in a year, you'd think you could manufacture a little more "juice" as coach Snyder puts it.

    I think Utah Jazz fans understand hot shooting opponents and cold shooting jazz, we've seen it enough, but what they won't ever tolerate is a lackadaisical effort. You can not always turn on the juice when you want and make it work.

    I promise full out effort from the tip will never get boos.

  • srw Riverton, UT
    Jan. 10, 2019 3:21 p.m.

    I'm so glad Joe mentioned this and that it was reported. Some spectators at the Maverik Center boo the Grizzlies sometimes too. What outcome are the "fans" involved hoping for?

    Obviously the mental part of the game is huge, and booing the home team isn't going to help them when they're struggling.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Jan. 10, 2019 3:13 p.m.

    Fans boo everywhere, unless they don’t care. Passionate fans are passionate and if they are tough on visitors they’re going to be tough on everyone. For that kind of money and starting in the nba you need to suck it up. Go play for Philly, they hate everyone. Come on Joe, your the last one I’d expect this from.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Jan. 10, 2019 2:46 p.m.

    I guess Joe is finally starting to realize that Jazz fans are the worst fans in the NBA.