O.C. Register: Kobe Bryant illustrates the experience of playing in front of Utah Jazz fans this way: “A bunch of people in the crowd want to kill you.”
Lamar Odom describes the folks there as people who “hate your guts.”
Derek Fisher has this to offer: “The crowd at the game doesn’t necessarily represent the people of Utah.”
Why the heck is Fisher being so ridiculously nice about it?
Fisher’s daughter, Tatum, is still in what he terms “the red zone” for cancer in her eye returning or developing in her other eye. He has every reason to have rage at the ready since hearing some Utah fans chant “Cancer!” at him and at least one fan being photographed yelling at Fisher while cruelly covering one eye.
Whatever the fans at Energy Solutions Arena have in store for Game 3 of the Jazz-Lakers series Thursday night, Fisher is prepared.