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Utah Jazz are not playing games with fans heckling players

A heckling fan has already received a warning for allegedly yelling “FLOPPER!” at James Harden during warmups.

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In case anybody needed any reminder, the Utah Jazz have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to poor fan behavior. If tonight is any indication so far, the Utah Jazz are going to err on the side of caution. According to Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune and Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News, the Utah Jazz have already issued a warning to a fan before the game started who was heckling James Harden by yelling “FLOPPER!”.

The full story, so far, is the fans initially started chanting “FLOPPER”, but were told to stop yelling. After refraining from yelling “FLOPPER” they sarcastically started chanting “GO HARDEN GO”. That didn’t last long as they were pulled aside by security and issued a warning.

It looks like Utah is really going to be cautious tonight and honestly, that’s the right move tonight. The Utah fans are already passionate and excited for the playoffs. Like a good referee who wants to avoid any potentially disparaging escalations, it’s good to call it tight from the beginning. According to Eric Woodyard, the fan has returned back to their seat, and the situation is diffused.