Playoffs R2G4 vs LAL: The End
I wanted the Jazz to win so that they didn’t get swept, but that desire was dampened by the reality that the Jazz’s season was over.
And as I watched the Jazz just go through the motions, and saw the absence of fight, and of desire, and of pride, I just wanted it to be over regardless of result. It was clear from their body language that they had given up, and worst yet, at the frontline of the giving up effort was our leaders.
I’m frustrated. Unhappy. Disappointed, to be sure. I’m sorry that Jerry Sloan has more competitive fire than most of his players and that he has to watch their sorry asses play (incidentally, I was struck by his graciousness to the Lakers players and coaches after the game ended. He is the anti-Lebron). However, the reigning emotion in me is…relief. I’m relieved that it’s over. I’m relieved that this chapter has closed, and the franchise can move on with a different cast this fall.
To new beginnings.
P.S. To those that this applies to: Jazz fans, let’s ring in the new season by getting over Derek Fisher. Sheesh.