Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee gave props to Memphis hoops fans and their noise level, while simultaneously perhaps alleging that the Golden State Warriors pump in crowd noise.
When asked directly if he was making the accusation, Lee smiled and coyly backed off.
(It’s not the first time this postseason that a Warriors opponent has commented about the fans in The Bay.)
Per the Bay Area News Group:
Asked if it will be louder at FedExForum for the upcoming Western Conference semifinals games against the Warriors than it was at Oracle Arena, Lee told Fox 13 Memphis: “Oh, by far, by far, by far — without the volume pumped in the audience. I think it’s going to be pretty loud.”
Asked if he was saying there was fake noise at Oracle, Lee smiled. […] “I’m not saying it,” Lee said. “I’m just saying that we don’t use that. What was that other team? Oklahoma City got caught for doing that? You know what I mean? I’m just saying we don’t do that. Our fans is just there supporting with the towels, and they’re screaming, and it’s naturally loud there.”
“No, I don’t know anything about that,” Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said. “It’s all crowd noise. They’ve got 20,000 people here, so I’m sure everything they generate here is authentic.”