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Utah Jazz Fans Ranked Among Worst Behaved Supporters In NBA

Mar 8, 2022, 3:02 PM
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Fans celebrate as the Utah Jazz take down the LA Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)
(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz Nation or supporters of the Utah Jazz were ranked among the worst behaved fans in the NBA, according to a survey conducted by VegasInsider.

The website conducted the survey in January.

Jazz fans were ranked as the 10th worst behaved fan base for “use foul language towards players.”

Worst Behaved NBA Fans

  1. Los Angeles Lakers
  2. New York Knicks
  3. Boston Celtics
  4. Philadelphia 76ers
  5. Detroit Pistons
  6. Chicago Bulls
  7. Golden State Warriors
  8. Brooklyn Nets
  9. Miami Heat
  10. Utah Jazz
  11. Cleveland Cavaliers
  12. Los Angeles Clippers
  13. Dallas Mavericks
  14. Houston Rockets
  15. Atlanta Hawks
  16. Indiana Pacers
  17. Sacramento Kings
  18. Toronto Raptors
  19. San Antonio Spurs
  20. Phoenix Suns
  21. Denver Nuggets
  22. Milwaukee Bucks
  23. Oklahoma City Thunder
  24. Minnesota Timberwolves
  25. Charlotte Hornets
  26. Washington Wizards
  27. Memphis Grizzlies
  28. New Orleans Pelicans
  29. Portland Trail Blazers

  • “Note: Orlando Magic fans were not included in the rankings due to insufficient data,” per VegasInsider

Jazz Nation has received a bad reputation in recent seasons after multiple attendees to games at Vivint Arena were banned indefinitely for incidents. Some of those incidents have involved high-profile NBA stars like Russell Westbrook and Ja Morant.

Lakers star LeBron James was ranked as the worst behaved player and Jason Kidd of the Mavericks was rated as the worst behaved coach.

Methodology

In January 2022, we surveyed 1,104 NBA fans across the country to ask them about fan behavior during NBA games. Respondents were asked to rate which team’s fans behave poorly as well as the worst-behaved coaches and players in the league. Fans ranked head coaches from all 29 NBA teams.

In order to determine the worst behaved players, respondents were given a list of the top 50 players in the NBA with the most fouls during the 2021-2022 NBA season (as of January 20, 2022) via ESPN’s player fouls stat dataset. To qualify, a player must play 70% of his team’s games. 50% of respondents were male, 50% were female and the average age was 38.

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