Wow. I have never been a part of anything like that. It felt 100x more awkward than I'm sure you feel watching the video, though I unfortunately didn't get a close-up of Joe Lacob's face during the incident.
I'm sure the reverberations from Occupy Oracle will be felt for months (and years?) to come, but I don't really know what is going to happen, or what to think. I guess 5 hours isn't enough perspective to digest 36 years of history (since the last Warriors title).
I was composing a compilation of Tweets that I thought were interesting, but then Truehoop went and did the same damn thing. Great blogs think alike? Regardless, here's what I've been thinking:
Awesome: Spontaneous booing of David Stern starts the Mullin video tribute.— Geoff Lepper (@geofflepper) March 20, 2012
Feel bad for Lacob, but grabbing the mic during Mully Night was a worse idea than amnestying Charlie Bell. What did he think would happen?— Bill Simmons (@sportsguy33) March 20, 2012
Television cannot do justice to just how loud Oracle booed— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 20, 2012
Hahahahahahahaha 😂😂😂😂. This is too much— Ekpe Udoh (@EkpeUdoh) March 20, 2012
I didn't boo, out of respect for the event. But Lacob has no excuse for interjecting himself. Ws fans had every right to speak their mind.— Fast Break (@GSWFastBreak) March 20, 2012
That was the most surreal thing I've seen in 7 years watching #GSW. Seriously, that was totally unbelievable.— Geoff Lepper (@geofflepper) March 20, 2012
If I learned anything from the Mullin tributes, it's that people appreciate someone who lets his work do the talking. Warriors fans do too.— Fast Break (@GSWFastBreak) March 20, 2012
There was far more to this than fans upset about Monta trade.— Matt Steinmetz (@MSteinmetzCSN) March 20, 2012
@sam_amick It's not about Ellis. It's about being taken for granted for three and a half decade. It's the history of the club.— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) March 20, 2012
Props to Warriors fans for voicing their displeasure. Feel bad for Mully but no way that wasn't going to happen.— chris palmer (@ESPNChrisPalmer) March 20, 2012
And the most embarrassing thing of all - even worse than the booing - a week in Hawaii? That's a game show prize. A week in Maui? Comical.— Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce) March 20, 2012
And, lest you think what we are practicing here is "journalism" and "objectivity", must I once again remind you that I am the author of a post titled "Dwight Howard, Stop Being a Dick". No matter how Warriors fans act, no matter what you or the national media thinks about what just happened, I will always love the Warriors AND Warriors fans. There is a reason that the Oracle faithful embrace angry, disrespected players like Stephen Jackson, Baron Davis and Monta Ellis, and love them more than any other NBA market. Within this fan-base runs an angry undercurrent. This can be channeled positively, like when Baron viciously dunked in Andrei Kirilenko's face. Tonight we saw the negative side of that anger, but I can't say I blame the fans after seeing the franchise once again trade our favorite player (see: Richardson, Jason) after the owner talked about the playoffs at the beginning of the season. These fans have the most passion of any in the NBA, and it is Lacob's job to channel that constructively.
Boo or no boo, I love Warriors fans. Period. Full stop.— Fast Break (@GSWFastBreak) March 20, 2012