The Boston Celtics picked up the 115-104 win over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night, but Jae Crowder did not like the fans cheering for Gordon Hayward

It’s important to note that this game was in Boston. Hayward is not from Boston nor Massachusetts. And Crowder was incredibly salty for how the fans acted toward the opposition, and he’s right to feel that way. Not only did the Celtics walk away with the win, but Crowder had one of his best games of the year and dropped 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field.

You can argue that Crowder outplayed Hayward, who finished with 23 points of his own while going 7-of-14 from the floor.

Even though the cheers came before tipoff, it didn’t stop Crowder from taking to Twitter.

A fan then tweeted back, and Crowder then continued his rant. Only he went on to delete two subsequent tweets.

What followed after this was Jae saying he has “NO PROBLEM LEAVING IT.!” Then, he noted how he’d be appreciated in other places after a Dallas Mavericks fan told him to return to the team he started his career with.

His frustration wasn’t just aired-out on social media, but he told Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe that he “didn’t like [the fans cheering for Hayward] at all. I think that was a sign of disrespect to me from the fans.”

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Routinely, Crowder has been speculated to be traded out of Boston. Whether it’s for Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Jimmy Butler or Hayward, he’s been one of the most sought-after Celtics assets.

Adding insult to injury is that Boston has expressed a ton of interest in Hayward, and he’s the piece that they need to make them a legitimate contender. Even if Crowder weren’t traded, he and Hayward would have to share time at the small forward spot, and it’s hard to predict how Boston would be if they slid either guy over to power forward. Both can play there, but it’s out of position.

According to Basketball Reference, the second-round pick out of Marquette spends 82 percent of his minutes at the three, compared to 81 percent for Hayward.

Crowder’s in the midst of his best season as a pro, and it’s clear he loves the Celtics and how they extract everything out of him. He’s not averaging a career-high in points, 13.3, but he’s shooting 48.8 percent from the field, 43 percent from three and Boston is 6.8 points per 100 possessions better with him on the floor.

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