Why this Grizzlies fan was ejected against the Sacramento Kings

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The Memphis Grizzlies‘ fanbase isn’t thought of as one of the more hostile ones in the league. If you want ignorance or insults, generally speaking, you’ll find that in either Salt Lake City or New York. Specifically, Utah Jazz fans yelled sexually explicit remarks at the Morant family and racist remarks at the Brooks family in last year’s NBA Playoff series.

Unfortunately, there are bad fans everywhere and Memphis is no exception.

In the Grizzlies’ last contest against the Sacramento Kings, a Grizz fan was ejected from the game for some remarks against Tristan Thompson. It remains unclear exactly what was said, but it wasn’t anything as bad as what was said in Salt Lake City last year. Still, it’s unacceptable.

A Memphis Grizzlies fan took shots at Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson’s partner

These incidents are far and few with Grizz fans, but unfortunately, a fan crossed the line on Sunday. According to a tweet by Drew Hill of The Daily Memphian, this fan made comments about the Kardashian family, directing them at Tristan Thompson.

In a story that is filled with vague statements, this is as close to an answer as Grizz fans will get. That said, it’s unacceptable and presumably, there will be steps taken to ensure that this does not happen again in FedEx Forum.

Kings head coach Alvin Gentry also stated that fans said “inappropriate things” toward Kings players on Sunday. Once again, a very vague statement.

Grizz fans were outraged when comments were made in the direction of Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks’ families — hopefully, they’ll learn from this lesson and avoid heckling players and taking it over the line.

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Memphis will be back in action on Tuesday night against the Raptors in Toronto. Without Ja Morant, they’ll look to get into a groove after winning their first contest without the team’s star player.