New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams suggested that the noise generated in the Oracle Arena is illegal, and so the Golden State Warriors made a hilarious gesture in return.
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Williams insisted that the Warriors fans were great and wasn’t necessarily suggesting that it needed to be quieter, but he was questioning the arena itself as to whether it was within the league regulations.
The Oracle Arena was constructed with concrete walls which supposedly amplifies the sound within the arena during games, while the Warriors fans are known for being a noisy bunch too.
With the likes of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson thrilling them on almost a nightly basis, it is difficult to argue with why they would be so animated and naturally after Williams’ comments they made even more of a raucous atmosphere in Monday night’s win.
Golden State now lead the series 2-0 as they continue their sensational form at home this year which has now seen them win 20 consecutive games on Warriors ground while they have lost just twice there all season.
Fortunately for the Pelicans the series now switches to their home court, but the Warriors weren’t going to leave without a joke aimed at Williams who would have seen these earplugs appearing on the scorer’s table during Game 2.
It is unclear as to who put them there, but at least they were thinking of the Pelicans coach’s best interests.