Utah Jazz fan issued warning for heckling James Harden before Game 3 against Houston Rockets

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  • utah chick MSC, UT
    April 21, 2019 6:28 p.m.

    Bravo Jazz Organization! Thanks for raising the bar higher.

  • KimmyP Grantsville, UT
    April 21, 2019 5:13 p.m.

    If this sort of ridiculous behavior continues by the "security" at Jazz games, they won't have to worry about enforcement of the code of conduct since there won't be any one to worry about.
    Jazz fans are no different than fans at any other arena, and aren't any more "abusive" now than they've ever been. It's simply a case of PC enforcement being taken to the extreme. SMH

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    April 21, 2019 5:01 p.m.

    Go Harden!

    Go Utes!

  • BC-Cali21 , CA
    April 21, 2019 5:00 p.m.

    Looks like the NBA and the Utah Jazz have adopted AYSO’s spectator policy.

  • KH17 Pleasant Grove, UT
    April 21, 2019 4:30 p.m.

    It was only a warning. I am sure they just wanted him to stop being obnoxious before he said something really stupid.

  • Roy88 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2019 3:48 p.m.

    @Mr. Boris

    Who won the game and who is going to win this series??.. I will give you a hint... It won't be the team you are rooting for!!!...

  • Whoisthisreally slc, UT
    April 21, 2019 3:36 p.m.

    Won't be long and noone will go to the pro stadiums. Infact, why would you go anyway?

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    April 21, 2019 1:38 p.m.

    Keep spending your hard earned money on this garbage fans.....just keep spending your money. Oh,and by the way........next year ticket prices go up more,so you'll get to pay more to have the Miller's tell you to pipe down.

  • Mr. Boris Layton, UT
    April 21, 2019 11:53 a.m.

    Apparently the heckling worked.

    0-15 start for Harden.

  • Mr. Boris Layton, UT
    April 21, 2019 11:52 a.m.

    Million,

    Part of enjoying the game is the home court and a big part of that is the heckling. That makes a live game fun.

    Honestly, stay home if that kind if heckling is offensive.

  • Mr. Boris Layton, UT
    April 21, 2019 11:52 a.m.

    Million,

    Part of enjoying the game is the home court and a big part of that is the heckling. That makes a live game fun.

    Honestly, stay home if that kind if heckling is offensive.

  • OUQTU Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2019 11:38 a.m.

    Please, Jazz fans. Sit quietly in your seats with your hands folded in your laps and duct tape covering your mouths. We mustn't show any emotion for your team or against the opponent. Heaven forbid you rude, crude fanatics!

  • Mr. Boris Layton, UT
    April 21, 2019 11:37 a.m.

    I can’t watch this new generation of hypersensitive NBA player and so
    I don’t watch anymore.

    The millennial mentality is alive and well with professional athletes as well.

    As long as its not racial stop crying and play ball.

  • Biscuit , 00
    April 21, 2019 10:29 a.m.

    Million - Riverton, UT
    " non-stop bullying style, name calling remarks"

    Fan was yelling "go Harden". Not sure if that is bullying or name calling. Seems we're all a little bit touchy any more.
    Why go to a game? I stayed home and yelled anything I wanted during the game.

  • Trigger529 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2019 9:58 a.m.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but this heckling was pre-game, not during the game. Doesn't Bear do pre-game entertaining antics, some of which could be described as heckling or bothersome to the Jazz opponents ? Jazz fans have the reputation of being obnoxiously loud in hopes of helping and inspiring the Jazz and intimidating the opponent, of COURSE within reasonable decorum. I, for one, don't want to reach the point in basketball games where we as fans have to be TOTALLY silent while the opponent, ( James Harden ! ), shoots free throws and I'm pretty darn sure that any opponent would not want that either !

  • Million Riverton, UT
    April 21, 2019 9:05 a.m.

    Obnoxious fans who make non-stop bullying style, name calling remarks ruin the game for other people who just want to come and enjoy the game. And the fans who laugh at their remarks just encourage the boorish and churlish behavior. I applaud the efforts by the arena staff.

  • drvinneyboombahtz Kaysville, UT
    April 21, 2019 6:20 a.m.

    Sure, there should be no racist, sexist, etc things being said, but now Jazz fans aren’t allowed to heckle? Too bad professional sports has gotten so soft. Jazz fans should just stay home and watch one tv rather than pay all that money to enter the fun zone zone.

  • a_voice_of_reason Woods Cross, UT
    April 21, 2019 1:38 a.m.

    Wait, fans can't call Harden a "flopper?" Is it also wrong to refer to Gobert as "tall?"

  • oldbasketball Draper, UT
    April 21, 2019 12:29 a.m.

    You've got to be kidding me. A fan got a warning for that. If it was me, I would never spend another dollar to see another Jazz game. The Jazz organization owes this fan an immediate apology. This kind of anti fan attitude will backfire on them if it continues.

  • NH Transplant Heber City, UT
    April 21, 2019 12:02 a.m.

    Harden got the last laugh anyway tonight. If only the Jazz could get someone else that opposing fans would do the same kind of mocking, teasing, etc. to. I would love to see that happen to the Jazz when they travel.

    Unless we do we will continue to exit the playoffs early on.

  • NH Transplant Heber City, UT
    April 20, 2019 11:56 p.m.

    What the fan did was NOT against the
    Fan Code of Conduct. There was no obscene language or gestures, no throwing of objects, no fighting, trying to enter floor, etc.

    Teasing is not allowed for the modern professional athlete. Heckling is not allowed for the modern professional athlete. No poking fun at, no joking, no mocking?

    Most important part of this fans behavior toward James Harden, no telling the truth about Harden if it hurts.

  • Trigger529 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 20, 2019 11:47 p.m.

    I guess that it's appropriate at Easter that the Jazz organization has grown a set of " rabbit ears " !

  • Pasta Salt Lake City, UT
    April 20, 2019 10:52 p.m.

    Come on, this was completely different than the Westbrook incident. Nothing offensive was said.

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 20, 2019 9:07 p.m.

    This is turning into golf or polo. Nothing disrespectful or personal was said. Political correctness gone amuck. Yes, if someone googles a player and starts talking smack about their kids, using the kids names, or swearing, or saying racist taunts. Sure, warn or toss them. But Go Hardin? Look, I’ve never sworn at a player, but 30 years ago I loved to yell at them. Now, it’s just, “Well done”. The players in the 80s and 90s are rolling their eyes. I can’t wait until the NFL tries this with Raider Nation. Or the Yankee/Red Sox games.