Pelicans Coach Monty Williams Can’t Handle the Noise in Oracle Arena (Video and Pic)
After his Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams pointed out the noise in Oracle Arena, saying it might not be “legal” at times. He wasn’t very critical, more awestruck, but just mentioning the noise was enough to get the Warrior faithful to act.
But first, here’s Monty Williams’ comments, from Inside Bay Area:
“I’m not so sure that the decibel level is legal there, and I’m serious,” Williams said before Game 2 of the first-round series Monday. “They’ve done studies on that. Being on the competition committee, there’s got to be something to that because it does get a little out of hand.”
“I’ve talked about it for years, you’ve got some of the best fans in the league here, and they show up early. The music before the game, they’re playing old school music, and it’s right above your locker room. And you’re like, ‘These people are crazy, man. This is pretty cool.’ So I’m sure it has an effect, but after a few minutes, it’s just basketball.”
Even though he called them “cool,” he must have known he was feeding the bears here. So it should have come as no surprise to the Pelicans coach when the Warrior fans showed up for Game 2 making a lot of noise. And they even offered a gift of earplugs for their opponents.
Here what it sounded like inside Oracle Arena during Game 2 on Monday night:
And here’s a look at the ear plugs that some Warriors fan left for the Pelicans coach at the scorer’s table:
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