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Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob worked into the wee hours of Tuesday morning to return ''hundreds'' of emails in the wake of a stunning display by typically well-behaved Bay Area fans, who booed him throughout a halftime ceremony to retire Hall of Famer Chris Mullin's No. 17 jersey.
As Lacob struggled to make his tribute speech on Monday night at Oracle Arena, the crowd booed so relentlessly that Mullin eventually stood up and asked supporters to be patient with Lacob's vision for a franchise that has endured decades of futility.
When the boos continued to rain down, Hall of Famer Rick Barry also grabbed the microphone and tried to do his part.
Along with years of losing, Golden State last week traded away star player Monta Ellis.
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Warriors fans are irate with new owner Joe Lacob over the recent trade of Monta Ellis, and expressed their displeasure with him during Chris Mullin's jersey retirement on Monday night.
It was supposed to be a night that would honor Hall of Famer Chris Mullin's contributions to the Golden State Warriors by retiring his jersey. Instead, it turned into a sellout crowd booing their owner for five long and awkward minutes.
At halftime of Monday night's game between the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves, there was a ceremony that retired...
The first two years of the Joe Lacob era with the Golden State Warriors have been bumpy, to say the least, but the Warriors owner could have never expected that Monday night's ceremony in Oakland -- one honoring one of the franchise's all-time greats -- would play out like it did.
At halftime of the Warriors' 97-93 home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team retired...
“We want Monta"...
That’s what one fan screamed during the course of deafening boos aimed toward Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob on Monday night during Chris Mullin’s No. 17 jersey retirement ceremony at Oracle Arena.
Instead of the halftime celebration recognizing Mullin’s services to the organization as a five-time all-star, Olympian and Hall...
On a night where Chris Mullin's former-Golden State Warriors #17 jersey was to be lifted to the rafters, the real story ended up being the boos that rained down on the team's owner Joe Lacob during the ceremony.
In an unbelievable five minutes during the ceremony, fans at Oracle Arena drowned out Lacob's introduction of the ex-Warriors great.
Lacob looked visibly shaken...
Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob was booed like a Wilpon during Chris Mullin’s jersey retirement last night.
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Joe Lacob was booed during the end of Chris Mullin's jersey retirement ceremony at Oracle Arena.
Chris Mullen not only spent thirteen seasons as a player on the Golden State Warriors, he also was an executive with the franchise for five years. Tonight his jersey was retired at Oracle arena during halftime of Warriors vs. Timberwolves. Mullin is the second player in Warriors franchise history to average 25 points per game for [...]
Golden State Warriors fans were not happy that one of their favorite players, Monta Ellis, was traded away last week. They expressed their frustration last night by booing owner Joe Lacob at halftime of last night's game against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. Unfortunately, the fan's expressed their frustration at the expense of overshadowing the jersey retirement...
For those of you who might have missed it, the video above depicts the dreadfully awkward scene that ensued on Monday when the Golden State Warriors held a Chris Mullin jersey retirement ceremony at halftime of the team’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Warriors owner Joe Lacob received a villain’s welcome from the Warriors faithful [...]
Earlier this week the halftime ceremony at Oracle Arena was supposed to be about Chris Mullin and the many great years he spent as a member of the Golden State Warriors. Instead, it turned into the perfect opportunity for the Warriors fans to let new co-owner Joe Lacob know how they felt about trading fan-favorite, Monte Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA trade deadline...
It's safe to say frustration is mounting for the scuffling Golden State Warriors.
The New Orleans Hornets, in contrast, remain surprisingly upbeat despite being last in the Western Conference.
The visiting Warriors try to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Wednesday night against the Hornets, who are looking to build on a rare win.
Occupying 13th place...