Flashback to May 2000
It’s Game 4 of the Jazz’s first round Playoff series against the future Thunder. The Jazz had taken the first two games in Utah, but lost Game 3 in Seattle.
If you remember the years of chippy, rough and tumble Jazz basketball with affection, this video’s for you. Six techs were called on the Jazz in this one: two on Jerry (ejected), two on Karl (ejected), one on ‘Tag (who was strangely-to-me wearing #39 because Olden Polynice had seniority) for slapping the ball out of an official’s hand, and one on Horny for flinging the ball away from an official because he was pissed about a call. Ah…the good ol’ days when our boys had attitude.
Jerry was asked in the post-game why he got the second technical. His response: “Because he wanted to call it on me and kick me out.” In response to the subsequent “Why?”, Jerry answered, “Oh, I probably wasn’t very polite.” :)
The Jazz ended up losing the game, but won Game 5 in SLC to take the series and move on to Round 2.