Los Angeles Lakers are a legendary, heavily bannered team, and with that honor comes the special distinction of having fans from all around the world; this entails no matter where the Lakers go for games — if it be Denver, Portland, Chicago — there are going to be Lakers fans in the crowd.
Lakers fans often times come across as entitled beings, and have a rough start doesn’t suit well with them; and one fan was extremly annoyed after the Utah Jazz-Los Angeles Lakers game Wednesday night via The Salt Lake Tribune:
Salt Lake City police Detective Josh Ashdown said a pair of Utah Jazz fans were attending the basketball game Wednesday night when they started trash talking with a pair of Lakers fans.
The discussion escalated and the Lakers fans challenged the Jazz fans to a fight, which they declined, Ashdown said.
Security threw the two Lakers’ fans out of the game, but they apparently decided to stick around to continue the confrontation with the Jazz fans, he said.
The Lakers’ fans spotted the Jazz fans standing on the corner of 100 South and 400 West and started trash talking again.
At that point, one of the Lakers’ fans pulled out pepper spray fogger and let loose with it, police said.
This guy isn’t the example of every Laker fan, in fact, most won’t resort to spraying you with pepper spray, that’s not to say they aren’t annoying.
I have said this before, if you are a fan of the visiting team, you HAVE to expect trash talk. It happens at EVERY game I have ever attended, but there’s a difference from throwing verbal barbs and doing something this idiotic.