Racist Utah Fans Become New Opponent for the Grizzlies and the NBA

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The Memphis Grizzlies shocked everyone by taking down the Golden State Warriors in their play-in game. Now they’re facing the Utah Jazz. Yet it turns out they’re actually facing two opponents.

The Jazz and racist Jazz fans.

In Game 2 of their first-round playoff series, Jazz fans spewed racist comments at the parents of Grizzlies’ star, Ja Morant. The fans were banned indefinitely by the Jazz after Utah’s 141-129 victory, but the damage was done.

“I know heckling,” said Ja’s father, Tee Morant, to ESPN. “We were doing that the whole game. But that’s different than heckling. That’s straight-up disrespectful. That was too far out of line. You don’t say nothing like that heckling. That’s beyond heckling.”

Ja rightfully came to his family’s defense.

“My family should be able cheer for me & my teammates without getting inappropriate s**t said to them.” tweeted Ja.

Ja also came to the defense of the Jazz’s fanbase.

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