Too boo or not to boo?
When the San Antonio Spurs parted ways with Dejounte Murray earlier this summer, Spurs fans initially were heartbroken, but after Murray seemed to take several shots at his former team, they quickly turned on the former Spur.
After the NBA announced the 2022-23 schedule, fans quickly circled the date of Murray's return to San Antonio. The biggest question is how will he be received by fans once he is announced in the starting lineup.
Remember No. 2?
If there's any indication of how fans may react to Murray's return, all they need to do is look at how Kawhi Leonard was treated in his return to San Antonio after he was traded to the Toronto Raptors in the summer of 2018.
Leonard was heavily booed throughout the night, including every time he touched the ball. When he went to the free throw line, he heard chants of "traitor" and "crybaby". Leonard has been booed every year he has returned no matter if it has been a member of the Raptors or the LA Clippers.
Leonard can expect to get booed again if he plays when the Clippers return to San Antonio in the 2022-23 season. However, if you ask me, fans need to move on already and let it go.
Former Spur David West was also booed upon his return to San Antonio as a member of the Golden State Warriors despite playing just one season in the Alamo City. To this day. I don't know why he was booed when he was here such a short time.
So if you look at history, there haven't been many examples of Spurs fans booing former players. However, if the treatment of Leonard and West is anything to go by, it's highly likely that Dejounte Murray can expect some harsh treatment once he returns to the AT&T Center.
So will Spurs fans have a harsh reaction when Murray returns to San Antonio wearing Atlanta's red and gold? Personally, I think so. He trashed his former team on social media and has really changed his attitude since leaving. If there's one thing I know, Spurs fans forgive but they never forget.