Bleacher Report: Philadelphia fans are known to be brutal. Throwing snow balls at Santa Claus, booing their franchise players, and cheering when opposing players get injured are just several infamous occasions in which the City of Brotherly Love didn’t live up to its name.
But that’s nothing compared to some of the disgusting fans in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Last season, Derek Fisher was a hero in Utah. His eleventh month old daughter, Tatum, had just been diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer. She had needed an emergency three hour surgery and chemotherapy at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Choosing to be with her during surgery, Fisher wasn’t sure he would be able to attend Game Two of the team’s second round series against the Golden State Warriors. Upon landing back in Salt Lake City following the surgery, Fisher got the news that Jazz starting point guard Deron Williams was in foul trouble and his backup, Dee Brown, was seriously injured during the early stages of the game. Fisher knew he had to be there for his team.
He arrived at the stadium during the third quarter and was given a standing ovation. Fans and players alike were showing him a lot of respect and it was a feel good moment as a sports fan. Fisher would later hit a game tying shot that would send the game into overtime where the Jazz defeated the Warriors.