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No, Gordon Hayward did not shade Jazz fans

May 6, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) tries to keep Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) from the ball during the third quarter in game three of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena.  Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Gordon Hayward ruffled some feathers with a seemingly incendiary remark at his introductory Boston Celtics press conference on Friday, but the comments were actually more innocuous than they may have appeared.

At the presser, Hayward made a comment about how educated Boston sports fans seemed, per Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal.

It was an assertion that was quickly interpreted by some as a shot at fans of the Utah Jazz team he left in free agency this summer to sign with the Celtics.

But a look at Hayward’s full remarks proved otherwise, as he was apparently discussing the Boston fanbase alone without trying to draw a comparison.

Nevertheless, both players and fans from the Utah side still seem bitter over Hayward’s exit, so they are probably after any ammo they can possibly find.

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