Watch: Jazz fan wanted in on Derrick Favors-Mason Plumlee scuffle
The scuffle between Derrick Favors and Mason Plumlee was the big talker coming out of Wednesday’s Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets showdown at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The manner in which a blue sweater-wearing Jazz fan inserted himself into the brouhaha, however, was the most amusing aspect of the incident.
Favors and Plumlee got into a shoving match late in the first quarter, and keen-eyed observers notice how said sweater-clothed fan leaped from his seat and appeared interested in getting involved in the hostilities.
Derrick Favors and Mason Plumlee were ejected after sparking an altercation on the court following a foul on the floor.— ESPN (@espn) January 24, 2019
Nikola Jokic came off the bench and down the baseline, but didn’t get involved. pic.twitter.com/2QnsvjcEpA
Here’s another view that better highlights the Jazz fan’s actions during the scuffle.
@WorldWideWob glad blue sweater guy was there to deescalate this “fight” pic.twitter.com/nsXDpkOPHi— Sam (@samleorob) January 24, 2019
As luck would have it, Nuggets reporter Katy Winge interviewed the fan — who clearly got caught up in the frenetic scene — as well as his daughters.
According the young ladies, their dad’s only motivation for doing what he did was to “get in on the fight.”
So I talked to blue sweater guy and his daughters…— Katy Winge (@katywinge) January 24, 2019
Daughters: “we like to think he was protecting us, but he told us he wanted to get in on the fight.”
Dad: “look, I wanted to intervene, to get in there. But I also know Mason Plumlee would’ve kicked my a**. I am a Jazz fan.” https://t.co/ab3WRpoOAx
“Look, I wanted to intervene, to get in there,” the man said. “But I also know Mason Plumlee would’ve kicked my a**. I am a Jazz fan.”
Hey, at least the guy recognizes his pugilistic limitations when it comes to a potential bout of fisticuffs with an NBA player.