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Warriors owner heckled at Mullin's celebration

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08:17 AM ET 03.20 | So much for honoring history. What started as a nostalgic journey honoring Warriors legend Chris Mullin night turned sour as soon as Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob grabbed the microphone. The ceremony to retire Mullin's No. 17 jersey -- held at halftime of Golden State's 97-93 loss to Minnesota on Monday night -- was interrupted as fans mercilessly booed Lacob. "What I feel bad about is it kind of ruined a night that was very special," Lacob said. "I feel bad for Chris more than anything else." ... [Warriors fans] stole the show, voicing their displeasure with last week's trade of star guard Monta Ellis. For several minutes, following Mullin's speech, Lacob was interrupted by a chorus of jeers and chants of "We Want Monta!"

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March 20, 2012  08:23 AM ET

"No one knows what it's like to be the bad man... To be the sad man..."

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March 20, 2012  08:39 AM ET
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What's up gentlemen?????

Mickster! Good win last night!

March 20, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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I'm still not sure if it was a good trade cause of boguts health.......but no offense to apc, hllywood and other GS fans, but wtf are you booing?
The montae warriors have been AWFUL....it was time for a change

No kidding, they act like they lost a Kobe, Dwight, Wade etc. They've stunk for too long to not want change!

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March 20, 2012  09:07 AM ET

That's right!. Warrior fans, stand up for what you believe!

March 20, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Show Some Class, Bros.

March 20, 2012  09:40 AM ET

It's a shame for Mullins. He was the face of their franchise for a long time. They should have controlled themselves and let him have his moment!

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March 20, 2012  09:46 AM ET

Just be happy there were paying fans there to boo...

March 20, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Embarrissng

March 20, 2012  10:02 AM ET

I watched portions of the ceremony and if you were new to the NBA, you would think that this was their 25th World Championship!!

March 20, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Any why is that ALL owners and management HAVE to say " to the GREATEST fans IN THE WORLD!!!!".
htf do you know what the fans are like worldwide?

 
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