Losing your grandmother is a traumatic experience and by all accounts Lewis was very close to his. She just passed away last Friday and understandably he is taking it hard, but was playing through it. The National Media treats Duke with kid gloves and as if they have Halos, but what are they going to say about this?
Tyler Lewis' grandmother died last Friday. He was close to her and called her every day to check in. Duke fans chanted "How's your grandma?"
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 8, 2013
I hope the "national media" or Swofford makes a deal about the #cameroncrazies chanting "How's your grandmother" to Tyler Lewis. RIP ma'am
— Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge) February 8, 2013
Per @RealNolanEvans who is at the game, Duke fans did in fact chant, "how's your grandma" to Tyler Lewis. I have lost all respect for the CC
— Reeves Thompson (@ReevesiXi) February 8, 2013
I was sitting on press row toward the Duke entrance. No reason to demonize the student section, guys. Handful of dumb college kids.
— Nolan Evans (@Go_Barves) February 8, 2013
If this was the NC State crowd chanting this to a Duke player it would be national news. We will see how the mainstream media and Dick Vitale addresses this. It doesn’t matte if it was one fan, 100 fans or 10000 fans. While they will spin it as a “Past your Bedtime” chant that did happened, they will ignore the chant previous to that about Lewis’ grandmother, which can be heard faintly in background.
A Duke fan in the stands confirmed and identifies the people who chanted about Lewis’ grandmother on a Duke Fan Site Blog.
Duke has denied the incident has occurred.