Former Rockets guard Vernon Maxwell continues to dive into jazz everywhere
Former Houston Rockets guard Vernon Maxwell re-entered the Utah Jazz after three fans had to be kicked out for verbally abusing Ja Morant’s family.
The relationship between fans and NBA players, especially when it comes to race, has become an unfortunate topic of discussion during the playoffs.
Three fans were kicked out of Vivint Smart Home Arena in Game 2 between Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday for directing obscene and racist remarks at Ja Morant’s family. This is one of many incidents that have been publicized at jazz games over the years.
Former Houston Rockets guard Vernon Maxwell, who has been openly criticizing Utah for some time now, had a lot to say about the latest incidents.
There’s no love lost between Vernon Maxwell and Utah
On Monday, Maxwell drew a pretty extreme parallel between KKK and Jazz for staging a “White Out” for the first game against the Grizzlies:
When they rebounded with a win in Game 2, he made another comment.
In light of Morant’s parents, Maxwell sued Thursday night.
This one is a reference to that classic tweet from 2017.
He was still making points on Friday.
For some information, Maxwell had mentioned in the past his experience of rampant racial violence when he visited Salt Lake City during his career.
Maxwell’s criticism this week was not limited to the situation with Jazz. He was also having thoughts of Russell Westbrook being poured popcorn by a Philadelphia fan.
Maxwell played 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted in 1988 in the second round. He was selected by the Denver Nuggets and immediately traded to the San Antonio Spurs. He spent a season and a half in San Antonio before Houston came looking for him. He played for the Rockets for six seasons, becoming a fan favorite while also winning two titles in 1994 and 1995.
In the later stages of his career, he played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, Seattle SuperSonics and Dallas Mavericks.