Saying that things are heated between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics right now in the NBA Finals is a major understatement.
The two teams are battling for supremacy and the chance to be the NBA champions – they are obviously very motivated and fired-up about things.
This has led to a few moments of intense trash-talking, both on and off the court.
There has been a lot of press about Boston fans cursing and mocking the Warriors this week.
And now someone very close to the Celtics is stepping in to give her opinion.
People try so hard to villainize Boston’s fan base when the behavior from our fans is pretty much on par with just about every other team in the NBA. Passion is everywhere. Vulgarity is everywhere. Like it or not, it’s part of the game – always has been.
— Anna Horford (@AnnaHorford) June 9, 2022
Anna Horford, the sister of Al, made her opinion known about the impassioned, sometimes vulgar fanbase, saying, “People try to hard to villainize Boston’s fan base when the behavior from our fans is pretty much on par with just about every other team in the NBA.”
Horford added: “Passion is everywhere. Vulgarity is everywhere. Like it or not, it’s part of the game – always has been.”
So, who is right: Horford or the shocked Warriors fans upset by what they’ve heard?
Quite a few people in the Warriors organization have spoken out about the amount of vulgarity they’ve heard while in Boston.
Most of them have derided the outbursts but Horford is saying it just comes with the territory.
She makes a good point: things typically get heated during basketball games.
Obviously, some things are completely off-limits and shouldn’t be tolerated but some trash-talking has been part of the NBA for decades now.
And there have been instances of every fan base – including Golden State’s – spewing out obscenities.
To get rid of all of it, the league would honestly have to get rid of fans.