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Buddy Hield brushes off boos from Kings fans

Buddy Hield

Buddy Hield didn’t seem too bothered by the friendly fire that he encountered on Wednesday.

The Sacramento Kings drew the ire of his home fans in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks, hearing boos amid an inefficient shooting night. After the game, Hield said that the booing did not matter to him.

“I know what I did to get here and no matter how many boos they throw at me, it’s not gonna affect me,” said Hield, per The Athletic’s Jason Jones. “I’m going to keep shooting, we’re going to keep playing basketball and they’re going to keep coming to support us.

“Everybody’s frustrated,” he added. “It’s not just them, but if it’s the home team and you get booed, we don’t agree with it but they’re going to voice their opinion. I understand the frustration, but like I said, I’m gonna keep shooting the ball. When I make a 3, they like me, then another moment they hate you. That’s how Sacramento fans are so you’ve got to embrace it. It’s fun though.”

Hield actually finished with 25 points on the night, but he is shooting a career-low 41.6 percent from the field this season with a career-high 2.7 turnovers per game. The 15-26 Kings have also now lost their last three games in a row.

The 27-year-old’s style of play seemed to rub his previous coach the wrong way too, but like Hield made clear, he is not going to change a darn thing.

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