For nine seasons, Josh Smith was launching ill-advised jump shots while wearing an Atlanta Hawks jersey. Smith is an Atlanta native who averaged 15.3 points and eight rebounds a game for a Hawks in those years, alternating between showing off his stunning athleticism and poor decision making. The Hawks were largely mired in mediocrity during his run, which ended when he bolted for Detroit a couple years back.
Smith returned to Atlanta in a Houston Rockets jersey on Tuesday night, and Hawks fans let him hear it — every time Smith touched the ball they booed. He played back, hitting a big three then shushing the crowd.
After the win Smith didn’t hold back his thoughts, speaking with the fantastic Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.
“I mean, those fans are fickle, very fickle and bandwagoners,” Smith said. “It really doesn’t mean anything to me.”
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