Jae Crowder apologized Thursday for his Twitter comments after Boston fans cheered Gordon Hayward during lineup introductions, but Crowder also reaffirmed his dislike for home crowds cheering opposing players.
"I was really angry after the game, obviously," Crowder said before practice Thursday. "I said what I had to say after the game. I probably should have left it right there. I went on Twitter and said what I had to say, and that's one thing that I regret going back and forth with fans on Twitter -- that's how I was feeling at the time.
"Obviously, I don't want to leave Boston. Obviously, I love it here. Obviously, the fans have treated me great. No doubt about that.
"I still stand behind what I said about how I felt disrespected when they're cheering for Gordon Hayward. I live with that. I stand behind that 100 percent as a man, as a basketball player who puts my time away from my family into it."
Crowder said he was advised by Celtics brass to remove his interactions with fans.
Crowder also talked about when Boston fans started a "Come to Boston" chant for Kevin Durant last season.
"I didn't like that, either," Crowder said of the Durant chant. "I just remember when I got here a couple years ago and we were however many games under .500, the fans cheered for us. Not one time did they cheer for another player when they came into town. Things have changed since then, I'm aware of that. That's never happened in an arena that I've been in. I've never been on the road and got cheered for, or even one of my teammates get cheered for by the opposing team.
"It's just something different for me that really set me off. I don't like when they cheer for DeMarcus Cousins, I don't like when they cheer for Kevin Durant. I don't think you should do that. That's all I was saying."