Looking at the box score, it seems like Chandler Parsons played one of his better games as a member of the Grizzlies. He scored six points, grabbed four rebounds, and had a +/- of six in 15 minutes off the bench. Nothing mindblowing, but at least he’s not injured for once.
He did, however, miss four free throws, which apparently drew the ire of Grizzlies fans who still can’t get over him being their max player:
Chandler Parsons comes in—actually takes a shot—gets fouled—misses both free throws and promptly gets booed.
— Mike Ceide (@MCeide_WREG3) October 19, 2017
If you think Game 1 of 82 is a little early to break out the boo birds, Chandler agrees. He chirped back at Grizzlies fans postgame and called the boos “tasteless”:
The Commercial Appeal’s Geoff Calkins notes Marc Gasol and Mike Conley were also unhappy about fans hammering Chan Dog. Meanwhile, The Grindfather, who’s now an enemy, received a grand standing ovation in his first game back:
Tony Allen checks on to the floor for the first time as a member of the Pelicans. pic.twitter.com/TX08fnmlOt
— Alexis Morgan (@alexismorgan) October 19, 2017
Of course, none of this is surprising at all. You might remember one Grizzlies fan trolled Chan Dog to his face last season: