Magic Fans Like to Heckle Their Own Players, Drink

by April 21, 2009

It’s a terrific combination: “A Magic player was heckled by a fan — just outside the team’s locker room. ‘Blue’ is an exclusive club located directly outside the dressing room, a place where well-heeled season-ticket holders congregate to eat, drink and be merry. They can root on the team as they enter and exit the locker room, and many linger after the game to chit-chat with players, who usually stop by on their way out to sign autographs. Shooting guard Mickael Pietrus apparently was in no mood — too blue for the ‘Blue’ folks after the loss — and walked past to head to the players’ parking lot. Pleading by some fans did not persuade Pietrus to turn back. A security guard and Pietrus himself told me that somebody yelled, ‘Better go work on your jump-shot!'”