Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.
I will be so glad to be free of watching the Jazz after tonight
I love basketball, but Utah, you are by far the most boring team. You delete all of the opposing team’s highlight plays and muck things up with a bunch of basic baskets. I hope OKC runs this team outta the gym.
by Marina Mangiaracina on Dec 13, 2015 | 4:02 PM
Jazz offense is insane. Points off an offensive rebound, then maybe 5 passes for a Withey jumper
They’re certainly not selfish
by Marina Mangiaracina on Dec 13, 2015 | 6:33 PM
We are letting Utah dictate pace
Let’s run them off the floor. KD at the 5. Tire them out.
by LastChance on Dec 13, 2015 | 6:43 PM
I know I am behind everyone else
but that defensive sequence when the Thunder shut the Jazz down and rather than securing the rebound Kanter opted to tap the ball, it ended up going out of bounds. The Jazz got the ball back with a new shot clock, the Thunder held again, forced a tough shot, the Jazz rebounded and then Howdy Doody knocked down the jumper. I know they are old school and not a glamorous advanced stat but a solid defensive stand doesn’t mean crap if you don’t secure the rebound.
by R.K. Anthony on Dec 13, 2015 | 6:48 PM
Jazz just killed us with mismatches, while we tried to force it with a couple basic KD picks
by Marina Mangiaracina on Dec 13, 2015 | 6:52 PM
Here we go!
by LastChance on Dec 13, 2015 | 7:24 PM
by Marina Mangiaracina on Dec 13, 2015 | 7:25 PM
KD PULLING THE SHIRT
by Marina Mangiaracina on Dec 13, 2015 | 7:26 PM
I love that Hayward didn’t even watch the shot
And had a look of resignation on his face as he ran down court.
by LastChance on Dec 13, 2015 | 7:31 PM
OUTTA CONTROL! RIDICULOUS!
by Marina Mangiaracina on Dec 13, 2015 | 7:35 PM
WAIT THAT WAS JUST 5 minutes and 16 seconds wow
by Marina Mangiaracina on Dec 13, 2015 | 7:36 PM
25 to 7 since halftime!
by R.K. Anthony on Dec 13, 2015 | 7:38 PM
Withey is a great screener
I’ve seen Waiters get obliterated more than once
by Marina Mangiaracina on 12.13.15 7:52pm
Waiters falls asleep on hood again
by Marina Mangiaracina on 12.13.15 7:56pm
get DJ off Burke
he is so short it is like he isnt even there
by R.K. Anthony on 12.13.15 7:56pm
We might win this game on missed Jazz FT
by Marina Mangiaracina on 12.13.15 8:19pm
Hayward has no guts!!!!!!!!!!
by Marina Mangiaracina on 12.13.15 8:26pm
but his hair is perfect
by R.K. Anthony on 12.13.15 8:26pm
I saw it bounce a little bit on the replay
Needs more gel at the back.
by LastChance on 12.13.15 8:27pm
I’d like to know how much he spends on gel
by Marina Mangiaracina on 12.13.15 8:27pm
Serge just clippped Howdy’s strings
by R.K. Anthony on 12.13.15 8:35pm
What a win
Our bench has some serious issues. But our starters are just as good as they’ve ever been, Waiters compliments Westbrook/KD well sometimes, and you never know when Ibaka will show up
by Marina Mangiaracina on 12.13.15 8:41pm
** Quin Snyder on the state of the Jazz’s defense: I don’t think any of our guys are clicking right now, frankly, defensively. The, I don’t think our wings have been great. You know, to me, the guy that’s played the best defense, hands down, is Fav. Raul’s been very solid on the ball. But we can play better individual defense. I just, I mean, that’s how I feel. I’m not being critical of our players, but I think — and we can play better team defense too.
Some of it, that’s where, you know, not that you get exposed, but to a certain degree — I mean, we were a good defensive team last year even when Rudy [Gobert] wasn’t on the court. You know, I mean, we were better with Rudy for sure, but some of it right now is guys — it gives you a chance to work on things that you need to work on. It’s kind of a litmus test of where you are.
** Gordon Hayward on his defense on Kevin Durant: A lot of times, it doesn’t matter if you’re there, and I thought I played tremendous D on him throughout the entire game and frustrated him a lot. He didn’t really want, even want the ball, and then there towards the end of the game, he just hits three tough shots that you can’t really defend…I think if we were better in the first half, you know, maybe it doesn’t come down to that.
** Dennis Lindsey on Trevor Booker: He’s been excellent defensively. If you grade him out, you could make an argument right now he’s been our most effective defender…When he’s played, our defense has been excellent.
** Derrick Favors:
Two. As discussed last week, Trey Lyles’ bench celebration game is strong. Just 20 games into his rookie season, Lyles may already be the best bench celebrator in Jazz history:
Sadly, what is strong or even stronger is the great-Jazz-player-tweets-getting-deleted game (three cheers for PrtScn):
(Even sadder: When you see a great Jazz player tweet moments after it’s tweeted and you already know it’s history.)
Three. How YOU doin’?
Four. The lighter, non-murdery side of Quin Snyder.
** Snyder, on the Jazz being 8-4 when they have zero to one days of rest and 2-6 when they have two or more days of rest: It’s probably bad coaching. The longer I get my hands on them, the more I screw them up.
** Snyder, asked if he has Utah or BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl: I’ve been very, very aware of the politics of in-state rivalries…I’m American. I like red, white and blue.
Five. John Stockton scored a mention on “Fresh Off the Boat” earlier this season. A few weeks ago, he scored another on “Empire.” Pretty clear that our Stock appeals to ALL demographics.
Six. Dennis Lindsey on Rodney Hood’s ejection against the Knicks: We did [address it with him]. Rodney apologized…There’s never a good time in life to lose your poise, right?
I don’t know. Given that this is Sasha Vujacic we’re talking about, I’d just as soon write the incident off to Vujacic’s proprioceptory* challenges:
* Hey, Dennis. What’s up?
Seven. Catwalk Quin:
Eight. I have to say, it was pretty funny to watch Matt Harpring cheer for [former teammate Lou Amundson to miss free throws for] free Chick-fil-A:
Nine. New Jazz mustache alert: Doc Anderson.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week
Raul Neto: I think it’s just sometimes you feel good, and there’s, like, a couple minutes, three minutes, four minutes, that you feel good and everything goes the right way.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.
Keep it Up
The Jazz don’t have Rudy Gobert, who’s probably their best player (you could argue Derrick Favors or Gordon Hayward are better though) but that doesn’t mean OKC can lose focus. They just need to play hard and work together. I think they might be starting to come on.
by patrickallen on Dec 11, 2015 | 5:47 AM
Favors has, without a doubt, been their best player this year.
Gobert is their best defender.
by Endless Paradise on Dec 11, 2015 | 5:52 PM
Thunder 130 Jazz 80
by Enes kanter on Dec 11, 2015 | 5:25 PM</span
the Celtics about to take GS to overtime
by R.K. Anthony on Dec 11, 2015 | 8:57 PM
haircut is looking a little frazzled….
by R.K. Anthony on Dec 11, 2015 | 9:31 PM
by R.K. Anthony on Dec 11, 2015 | 9:47 PM
Lol. Never realized the amazing resemblance.
Cancel Christmas Utah
by R.K. Anthony on Dec 11, 2015 | 10:15 PM
have you ever ignored that fuel light flashing
and then barely coasted into the pump just before you had to get out and push…. that’s what this one felt like
by R.K. Anthony on Dec 11, 2015 | 11:01 PM
…could have justified the loss as the last of 3 games in four days but really, we have no excuse losing to the jazz.
by RingoKid on Dec 11, 2015 | 11:07 PM
a darn good team, even no Gobert. Expecting playoffs is pretty reasonable.
by bondom34 on Dec 11, 2015 | 11:40 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Posting and Toasting.
… KILL DEM?
by Muruju on Dec 9, 2015 | 8:15 PM
Especially without Gobert. Favors is great but KP can take him or Lyles. Their guard situation is surprisingly similar to ours, and Hayward to me is like a poor man’s Melo. But we got the real thing.
Karma owes us a win.
by Illmaknick on Dec 9, 2015 | 8:15 PM
selfish melo always making it about himself
by JR and the Off-Balance Shots on Dec 9, 2015 | 8:36 PM
Who the hell is Malone and Stockton?
by Rubbercons on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:03 PM
by Seth on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:04 PM
I already got a hate boner for Gordon Heyword.
by Crackback on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:05 PM
Gordon would be banging all those Utah babes
He must be up to 100’s of wives by now
by Michael Sweetney’s Diet Regime on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:06 PM
who’s starting for Utah
by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:05 PM
Stockton and Malone
by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:06 PM
you mean the lawyer guys?
by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:07 PM
Quinn Snider is one guy I would feel uncomfortable around
has that american Psycho look
by Michael Sweetney’s Diet Regime on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:12 PM
by NeedforShved on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:13 PM
by LazaroSmithington on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:12 PM
by LazaroSmithington on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:13 PM
I mean.. what the fuck?!
by Rubbercons on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:14 PM
We look shitty right now.
by Crackback on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:14 PM
At least Hayward is on my fantasy team.
by Walt Clyde Phraser on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:16 PM
Why is KP chucking?
by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:16 PM
Gotta keep up with Haywood
by BAGGY EYES DIET COKE ALONZO’S LEG on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:17 PM
Melo is a bad match up for Heyword.
Bring in Lance and send Rolo to the bench.
by Crackback on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:17 PM
If you’re the refs you dont want to piss off the Jazz coach.
by NeedforShved on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:17 PM
welp being at .500 was nice!
by JR and the Off-Balance Shots on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:18 PM
This is fucking pathetic
by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:20 PM
wow I just turned it on
by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:21 PM
What the fuck is going on?
I just turned this on
by Kupe on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:21 PM
Melo looks like shit
by allzingers on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:21 PM
by NeedforShved on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:22 PM
I’m not staying up for this shit.
by NeedforShved on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:25 PM
How long before our captain fakes an injury to get out of this embarrassment of a game?
by Pre-MeloAdonna on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:29 PM
Melo’s effort tonight is god awful
Pretty shitty leadership
by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:37 PM
after opening his mouth to complain, to boot
by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:38 PM
fisher has no idea what to do.
by cynickfan on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:40 PM
we are gonna lose by 40 tonight
by secret defense on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:40 PM
to the utah fucking jazz( they don’t even got gobbert
by E-27 on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:41 PM
This is literally the same issues they had last year before they tanked but with more talent
Fisher is a problem.
by lololol on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:42 PM
by BAGGY EYES DIET COKE ALONZO’S LEG on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:43 PM
by rightlight on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:43 PM up
I hate the Jazz
by rightlight on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:48 PM
mercy rule at half time?
by cynickfan on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:49 PM
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this is a draw I think
by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:57 PM
not if i tank
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by Seth on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:57 PM
not if I outtank you
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by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:59 PM
lmao you fell for it
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by Seth on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:00 PM
Ooh – Boobies in bottom right corner
by JPCCPA10965 on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:19 PM
If the Knicks wanna mount a fake comeback they better get cracking.
by Walt Clyde Phraser on Dec 9, 2015 | 9:54 PM
Stole Lebrons forehead
by iamcarbonbased on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:00 PM
worst half of basketball I’ve ever seen from Melo
He looks fucking awful, and like a guy who can’t handle how awful he’s playing.
by BernardKing’Speech on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:01 PM
melo is sooo trash right now…he won’t even be a sub for the sixers
by E-27 on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:01 PM
Uhhh I haven’t been watching and just saw the box score…
WTF is going on?
by It Takes A Village To Raise Chris Childs on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:02 PM
Quinn Synder threatened to murder our entire roster.
by NeedforShved on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:03 PM
HALFTIME SNACK THREAD
by Seth on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:03 PM
by BAGGY EYES DIET COKE ALONZO’S LEG on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:04 PM
Vodka on the whiskey
by LazaroSmithington on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:04 PM
by rightlight on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:04 PM
by Dead and gone on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:04 PM
by BringBackSergioRodriguez on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:04 PM
by The Ghost of Kristaps Past on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:05 PM
by cynickfan on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:06 PM
OMG guys we only DOWN 25
by E-27 on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:03 PM
Fuck Trey Burke
Mostly for his NCAA bullshit, and for killing the Knicks last year…. and now….
You know what just fuck the guy in general.
by HighFlyers28 on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:16 PM
The Jazz guys are Matt harping and some dude named Craig boulderjack (i swear I’m not making that name up
They are awful
by felinequickness on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:18 PM
So much for coming out strong out of halftime
by Priggy Smalls on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:21 PM
Testing our levels of masochism rn
by JC25FoMVP on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:22 PM
by Muruju on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:22 PM
Our scores feel like touchdowns
by JC25FoMVP on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:23 PM
by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:25 PM
That Melo airball felt like the dagger
You know, driven directly into our own chests…
by Iman Schumpeter on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:26 PM
if they start the 4th qtr 15 down, this could get interesting
by cynickfan on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:36 PM
I wish we were the Warriors
by HighFlyers28 on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:36 PM
i wish we were the warriors from even 2-3 yrs ago
by JR and the Off-Balance Shots on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:37 PM
Tease me you fuckers
by Tomahawk Stomp on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:39 PM
MAKE ME FEEL MORE PAIN
by abe88 on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:40 PM
I love it! The line-up of misfit toys!
by Iman Schumpeter on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:39 PM
I assume the fake comeback is in progress
by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:39 PM
by rightlight on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:41 PM
Please get it to within 15 by the end
by HighFlyers28 on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:42 PM
The backdoor has been a problem for the Knicks all season.
by Walt Clyde Phraser on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:53 PM
so has the front door and the side door
the lock on the garage door doesn’t really work anymore either
by rightlight on Dec 9, 2015 | 10:54 PM
by Tomahawk Stomp on Dec 9, 2015 | 11:04 PM
Knicks 1, jazz fans who want chicken 0
by STAT(en Island) is Phenomenal on Dec 9, 2015 | 11:04 PM
Joe fucking Ingles
is lighting us up right now
by iamcarbonbased on Dec 9, 2015 | 11:10 PM
wait this game isn’t over yet?
by Dead and gone on Dec 9, 2015 | 11:12 PM
Came back to say
FUCK Rodney Hood. What a piece of shit.
by Tomahawk Stomp on Dec 9, 2015 | 11:17 PM
lmfao this game is still going on
by JR and the Off-Balance Shots on Dec 9, 2015 | 11:18 PM
I dont have a good reason to
but I quite literally hate Joe Ingles, seriously fuck this guy
His name is awful and his presence in the NBA is insulting
by iamcarbonbased on Dec 9, 2015 | 11:22 PM
jazz fans already leaving to collect free chicken
by jacoop on Dec 9, 2015 | 11:23 PM
when the most compelling reason to watch
is whether or not these clowns get free chicken, you done messed up real bad.
by iamcarbonbased on Dec 9, 2015 | 11:24 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Sactown Royalty.
Gordon Hayward’s hair is dumb
by kingsclan on Dec 8, 2015 | 7:02 PM
I never see G. Hayward without thinking of him in Butler’s Cinderella NCAA tournament run. What a blast that was.
by rstewartwest on Dec 8, 2015 | 7:04 PM
I never see him without thinking of the Jack Frost stop-motion animation movie from 1979.
by djrick on Dec 8, 2015 | 7:06 PM
There we go Cuz!!!!
I’m quite happy that Gobert is out.
by Pound th’ Rock on Dec 8, 2015 | 7:15 PM
We’re gonna win by 160 at this pace.
by djrick on Dec 8, 2015 | 7:18 PM
Daily reminder that Quin Snyder has crazy eyes and he wouldn’t be out of place playing a serial killer in a movie
he kind of reminds me of Patrick Bateman from American Psycho
by NextTimeGadget on Dec 8, 2015 | 7:23 PM
Wow this must be what the Warriors feel like every game.
by TheKingsDude on Dec 8, 2015 | 7:28 PM
Hayward really got that big room DJ hair cut
by Hit4TheCycle on Dec 8, 2015 | 7:51 PM
I think he looks like he showed up to a casting call for Stand By Me or This Boy’s Life.
by djrick on Dec 8, 2015 | 7:53 PM
These offensive boards the Jazz are getting are starting to piss me off
by Pound th’ Rock on Dec 8, 2015 | 8:02 PM
Fuck you Derrick Favors.
by Kingsguru21 on Dec 8, 2015 | 8:02 PM
Come on Kings
Let’s keep things up for an entire game this time
by rstewartwest on Dec 8, 2015 | 8:16 PM
HERE COMES MY SADNESS
by NextTimeGadget on Dec 8, 2015 | 8:50 PM
Cuz is falling to fucking pieces right now
Why oh why does this team HAVE to melt down the way they do??
by rstewartwest on Dec 8, 2015 | 8:51 PM
At least the Jazz are missing FT’s.
by Klam on Dec 8, 2015 | 9:08 PM
This is the WRONG time to let the Jazz have open 3’s.
by Klam on Dec 8, 2015 | 9:09 PM
God dammit, Jazz aren’t going away with those 3’s.
by Klam on Dec 8, 2015 | 9:14 PM
I have no idea why the Jazz are still playing this minute as if they can win
by PejaVu2 on Dec 8, 2015 | 9:20 PM
How can Cuz bitch about that foul?
by kgdobter on Dec 8, 2015 | 9:23 PM
He’s just that talented
by RikSmits on Dec 8, 2015 | 9:24 PM
Demarcus, you won, just be happy for once! Get some perspective man!
by TheKingsDude on Dec 8, 2015 | 9:23 PM
Cuz left Peja hanging!
by Miller’s Cornrows on Dec 8, 2015 | 9:26 PM
Cuz can be an A-HO…..
Demarcus ignores Peja and doesn’t shake his hand. effin clown.
by Sethcurry916 on Dec 8, 2015 | 9:27 PM
Cousins needs to go back and shake Peja’s hand and stop having an adult tantrum.
by BonerPatrol on Dec 8, 2015 | 9:27 PM
One. Quin Snyder on where the Jazz are: We have to be prepared mentally to be equally physical [as opponents], and sometimes we’re not used to doing that. I think that’s where some of our youth comes in…
We need to figure out that for us to win, you know, we have to be that much better and that much tougher in order to gain, I think, the level of respect that is required. And respect comes from performance.
We have to perform, and when you perform consistently like that, you know, you do better. We’re in a weird spot right now because people are ready for us. They’re prepared for us. We’re not sneaking up on anybody.
You know, we’ve become relevant on some degree, but we’re not really in the mix yet, in my opinion. So, in order to become in the mix, there’s, you know, those next steps are hard and we gotta take them.
Quin is one of those people that when he likes something, he gets it in every color. (If you’re squinting, the band says “Invincibility in defense” and something about “victory” on the other side. A reference to Sun Tzu’s Art of War, perhaps? “Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack.”)
Two. Snyder, asked if he talked to his players about not getting overemotional about their bitter feelings over Enes Kanter’s return: Yeah, I don’t, I wouldn’t even characterize feelings for Enes [like that]. I mean, I think Enes is, plays for OKC, and we’re trying to prepare for a vet team the way we would any other team…To get emotional about that, if it distracts you from, you know, your focus and what you’re supposed to be doing, isn’t productive.
Enes Kanter before the Jazz-Thunder game, asked if he regrets anything he said when he returned to Utah last season: I think maybe I was a little bit, you know, harsh, but like I said, again, but I just want to be, make it clear I had no problems with any of the players or any of the fans.
You know, I just respect the guys and I think they got, they helped me a lot, you know, in my career and just, you know, they helped me a lot, you know, my first three and a half year in the NBA. So, like I said, again, I had no problems with players or the coaches or the fans.
Three. David Stern on his last conversation with Larry H. Miller: He called me the day he was going home to die. He said, “I’m going home to die, David.” I never got a phone call like that before, and I’m never gonna get a phone call like that again, I’m sure of it. And I don’t know how many people he called to say that to, but I was, in a crazy way, honored to get the call, and that’s how much we meant to each other.
Stern, asked for his recollections of the Jazz teams of the 1990s: Well, number one, I thought that Jerry [Sloan], he only had one way to coach. You know, direct. And he didn’t, if you’ll pardon the expression on a family hour, he didn’t take any crap from anybody. And I’ve always appreciated him for that. And he always knew he had Larry’s support.
And Larry, I mean, the sophistication of Larry’s analysis about the basketball, and the talent that they had, and the people they were drafting, and the other players they were looking at, it was very impressive, OK? I saw him as a student of the game, but I always learned something in my conversations about basketball with Larry.
And you just knew that, number one, that team was gonna be competitive. You know, Stockton, Malone, Malone and Stockton. But you know, I remember — and you knew that that building was gonna be the loudest one in the league, and you knew that the fans were about as partisan as they could possibly be.
And one of my fond recollections about the Jazz is we took the Jazz and the Phoenix Suns to Japan in 1990 to open the season. Why would we do that? Don’t ask me why, ’cause I can’t remember why. It sounds crazy when you think about it. So we played the first games outside of North America.
And you haven’t lived until you’re in an elevator in Tokyo with Mark Eaton, and the elevator opens, and a local Tokyo — I guess a Tokyan, or a local Japanese resident — looks up at Mark Eaton, and almost faints because they never saw anyone that large before.
And then the teams, the coaches gave me an impossible time. Maybe it was Cotton [Fitzsimmons], I don’t even remember who was coaching Phoenix then. Every time they lost during the season, and you could check out the record to see if I’m exaggerating, they blamed it on the trip they had to take to open the season in Tokyo…
But if you said to Larry, “Let’s take you to Tokyo,” he said, “Great, because we could take others from Utah. We could take a visiting delegation of businesspeople: bankers, newspaper people and the like.” It was all about Utah, and that was what Larry’s perspective was.
Mark Eaton on the Japan trip: I remember always having about 15 little Japanese girls following me around everywhere I went up and down the street, and you’d turn around and look at them, and they would just stop and giggle and run away. I, yeah, I was definitely an anomaly in Japan.
Four. Jerry Sloan’s top career achievement, apparently:
Five. Bryan Miller, asked if LHM had any regrets at the end: You know, one of my greatest blessings is watching Larry die peacefully…Seeing Larry in the hospital after his surgery when his legs were amputated, and he was on a gurney in the hospital gown.
He’d lost a lot of weight. His hair was disheveled. He looked tired. He looked scared. And that was such a contrast to the man I always knew that to be so powerful and so in control. You know, so driven, as we know.
And I thought, is that the price of success? You know, is this what — was everything he did worth it? … His work sacrified [his health and family] for decades, and if you look at it, he died at 64 years old, which really isn’t that old. So, but having said that, I don’t think Larry would have done anything differently. And if he had, he wouldn’t have been Larry.*
* Yes, Bryan Miller refers to LHM as “Larry” and also his mom as “Gail.”
Six. Bryan Miller on the time LHM wanted to fire Frank Layden: I think it was in ’86 or ’87, so it was one of the first years when Larry was involved [with the Jazz]. And the Jazz had been on the road and they’d been struggling.
It was the, I think it was the, kind of the December road trip back east, and we lost a game to the Nets that we’d been up by 11 going into the fourth, and ended up losing, I think, by two. And that was after, I think, a couple close losses that were just heartbreakers, and then one that looked like we had it, and it just slipped away.
And so, the team was coming home after that game, and Larry called Dave [Checketts], an–who was the general manager and the president at the time, and Larry said, “Dave, I want you to go out onto the tarmac. When the plane lands, and as Frank [Layden]” — who was the coach at the time — “as Frank gets off the plane, I want you to fire him.”
And [Checketts] said, “What?” And he said, “Larry, who’s gonna coach the team?”
And Larry said, “I will.”
And [Checketts] was like, no way. So he, you know, he kinda stalled [Miller], gave him some time to cool of, and fortunately, you know, Larry did and he changed his mind.
Miller on Karl Malone: Karl was somebody I knew, but I didn’t have a relationship with Karl like Larry did. But when I had the chance to interview Karl and we sat down at his dealership here in Sandy, and you know, it took about an hour for me to ask him all the questions I had.
And at the end of that time, we were both in tears. And you know, before we said goodbye, we hugged, and that was not what I expected.
Seven. How has Trey Lyles’ bench celebration game evolved over the past 12 days?
Eight. Snyder, asked how Rudy Gobert got injured: He was under the basket, you know, and just had a, one of those freak things where a guy drove into the basket, and another guy, kind of like a domino, and the last domino he fell back on [was Rudy].
Nine. Derrick Favors after the Pacers game on his comfort level with the team: You know, the coach trusts me now. You know, my teammates trust me. I’ve been putting in a lot of work over the last five years, just patiently waiting for my time. And you know, I’m happy everything panning out for me right now.
Gordon Hayward after the Pacers game on playing against and comparisons with Paul George: I mean, he’s a good player…That’s always something I think that you guys make up more than it is between me and Paul. So, you know. It’s how it is.
Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week
** Trevor Booker on pacing himself: You know, it’s pretty hard for me to try to slow down, because I know one speed only, and that’s to just go hard.
** Quin Snyder on unfamiliar matchups due to injury: There’s gotta be more urgency, and you know, maybe from that, you know, it stretches you a little bit, and you find out you got some stuff in you that you didn’t think you had.
** Joe Ingles on whether he ever brings tough losses home with him, UDQMHOF: Yeah, she was asleep a long, a lot earlier than what I did. So I stayed up for a little bit longer, and, to take the frustration out on myself.
** Dennis Lindsey on Trey Lyles: We love his body.
** Lindsey on Jeff Withey: We’re learning more about his body and how to maximize things.
** Lindsey on Derrick Favors: Derrick, he’s so heavy and thick. He can take that position, and it’s hard to move him.
** Lindsey on Rudy Gobert: Even Rudy at times can get shoved from behind, underneath.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Indy Cornrows.
I can’t help but think boy band whenever I see Hayward.
by denggoy1 on Dec 5, 2015 | 6:47 PM
I get the Burks, Burke, and Treys mixed up.
by Gwen on Dec 5, 2015 | 9:06 PM
The one with the “S” after his “Burk” is the shooting guard.
by denggoy1 on Dec 5, 2015 | 9:10 PM
Favors might be the best kept secret in basketball.
by infinityzero.systemerror on Dec 5, 2015 | 9:27 PM
Utah got the best of the Devon williams trade
by latrell spreewel on Dec 5, 2015 | 9:23 PM
They doubled you rebounds, really?
And 3 x more offensive rebounds
by Gwen on Dec 5, 2015 | 9:36 PM
16-8 on the glass
How much worse would it be if Golbert were playing?
by Nathan S. on Dec 5, 2015 | 9:37 PM
where has the effort gone?
by Beckman1993 on Dec 5, 2015 | 9:44 PM
Holy crap. Why can you not finish at the rim?
by Gwen on Dec 5, 2015 | 9:46 PM
Thank goodness Utah can’t stop fouling the three pointer shooter
by Nathan S. on Dec 5, 2015 | 9:58 PM
c.j. is really inconsistent
last game he was awesome, this game he gets rim block
by latrell spreewel on Dec 5, 2015 | 10:10 PM
Just way too easy for the Jazz
What a joke.
by Nathan S. on Dec 5, 2015 | 10:11 PM
When Miles goes cold, he’s frozen
by Gwen on Dec 5, 2015 | 10:30 PM
getting embarrassed by Neto
by latrell spreewel on Dec 5, 2015 | 10:32 PM
Who the hell is Neto and why’s he kicking our ass?
by Sparhawk on Dec 5, 2015 | 10:33 PM
he’s a nobody averaging 4.3 a game
by latrell spreewel on Dec 5, 2015 | 10:33 PM
Utah bailing the Pacers out big time
Guess the game’s gotta level out somewhere
by Nathan S. on Dec 5, 2015 | 10:57 PM
tie game! sweet.
by Sparhawk on Dec 5, 2015 | 10:59 PM
small ball giveth, and small ball taketh
by latrell spreewel on Dec 5, 2015 | 11:00 PM
small ball more funeth
by BenD on Dec 5, 2015 | 11:01 PM
If this was a nationally televised game, there would be vines made of screaming Utah lady
by Gwen on Dec 5, 2015 | 11:08 PM
more the reason to beat the Jazz tongiht
so that her efforts goes for nothing
by latrell spreewel on Dec 5, 2015 | 11:09 PM
There were 4 Pacers around Favors and he still gets the damn rebound
by Gwen on Dec 5, 2015 | 11:14 PM
funny jazz people are comparing Hayward to PG
hayward isn’t in the stratasphere
by latrell spreewel on Dec 5, 2015 | 11:25 PM
Gordon Hayward sporting the Miles Plumlee due
by gut19 on Dec 5, 2015 | 11:40 PM
Booker looks like he’s 60 years old
by gut19 on Dec 5, 2015 | 11:52 PM
Who’s got Favors?!!!!
Figure it out!!!!!!!!!!!
by gut19 on Dec 5, 2015 | 11:58 PM
So, this game should have ended in regulation.
by Gwen on Dec 5, 2015 | 11:58 PM
by gut19 on Dec 6, 2015 | 12:01 AM
Well, that sucked
by Gwen on Dec 6, 2015 | 12:01 AM
by latrell spreewel on Dec 6, 2015 | 12:02 AM
by HelpIsNotNeeded on Dec 6, 2015 | 12:02 AM
And the refs SUCKED!!!!!!!
by gut19 on Dec 6, 2015 | 12:03 AM
Some fucking body on this team needs to learn how to box out, or rebound, take a charge damn it! Jesus Fucking Christ!
by KRex61 on Dec 6, 2015 | 12:05 AM
David Locke who writes for Utah really does not like PG
I mean, to each their own. But, he’s the guy who always writes comparison stats between Hayward and George.
by Gwen on Dec 6, 2015 | 12:08 AM
No one likes Utah. So there you go.
by gut19 on Dec 6, 2015 | 12:09 AM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Orlando Pinstriped Post.
With Gobert out
Orlando should win. My 2 cents.
by Mateo9399 on Dec 3, 2015 | 7:54 PM
Ready for another Magic win! Let’s getter done!!!
by finals or bust on Dec 3, 2015 | 8:41 PM
I think we win this
by outbreak on Dec 3, 2015 | 9:00 PM
The offense looks really good early
by zac.roberts. on Dec 3, 2015 | 9:17 PM
Hayward’s got game
by zac.roberts. on Dec 3, 2015 | 9:19 PM
by zac.roberts. on Dec 3, 2015 | 9:24 PM
LOL, he can’t be stopped… only contained haha
by finals or bust on Dec 3, 2015 | 9:37 PM
Magic could easily be ahead by 10+
by blue-blood on Dec 3, 2015 | 9:30 PM
So pretty and so ugly, all in one quarter.
by BucsFanz on Dec 3, 2015 | 9:35 PM
J. Smith needs to bait Hayward into taking a shot at him cause that looks like the only way he’s going to be stopped
by blue-blood on Dec 3, 2015 | 9:36 PM
2nd Quarter Collapse tonight.
by The BBQ Chicken Madness on Dec 3, 2015 | 9:56 PM
OMG the Jazz are abusing the statistical laws of average -_-
by blue-blood on Dec 3, 2015 | 9:57 PM
Holy $h!=3 these 3s are re-freakin-dikulous!
by blue-blood on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:04 PM
Revenge of the living ghost of Trey Burke
by zac.roberts. on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:04 PM
They wouldn’t normally hit 9-18 if they were alone on the floor…
This might be a blowout if they just shot their avg
by blue-blood on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:08 PM\
or if Gobert were playing
by MoveThoseChains on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:11 PM
MUTHA F’N 3S!!!
by blue-blood on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:05 PM
Jazz shooting can’t last can it?
by zac.roberts. on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:06 PM
Gordon “Buzzsaw” Hayward
by HeyRiles on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:10 PM
Trey “I’m going to make you regret not drafting me but just when I play you” Burke
by NoName3000 on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:11 PM
this is ugly basketball
by outbreak on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:32 PM
STOP MAKING 3S UTAH
by outbreak on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:35 PM
UN-F’N BELIEVABLE! Jazz are going to break their franchise 3 record tonight
by blue-blood on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:36 PM
Ok! HERE COMES A MAGIC RUN!!
by finals or bust on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:37 PM
Snyder called a time out for a cocaine break
by outbreak on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:38 PM
LMAO who exactly is this Snyder you speak of??
by finals or bust on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:42 PM
quin snyder is the wolf of whatever utah’s banking district is
by outbreak on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:44 PM
Jazz haven’t scored in the paint this half 0_0
by zac.roberts. on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:42 PM
What a weird quarter for Utah
by HeyRiles on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:46 PM
Awesome they missed a three!!!!
by finals or bust on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:51 PM
Ingles looks like Toby from The Office
by HeyRiles on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:54 PM
HELLZ YEA ANOTHER MISS!!!
by finals or bust on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:54 PM
Held Utah to 1 point in 4 minutes but only scored 4 points themselves
by zac.roberts. on Dec 3, 2015 | 10:59 PM
I refuse to believe Utah’s play out of the timeout was a Favors midrange jumper
by HeyRiles on Dec 3, 2015 | 11:12 PM
That’s a good shot for him now
by zac.roberts. on Dec 3, 2015 | 11:13 PM
by blue-blood on Dec 3, 2015 | 11:20 PM
I love watching no basketball being played
by HeyRiles on Dec 3, 2015 | 11:20 PM
by blue-blood on Dec 3, 2015 | 11:21 PM
The refs are taking over this game
by finals or bust on Dec 3, 2015 | 11:21 PM
nothing new. i hate nba refs. they are untouchable. corrupt bastards.
by feifongwong on Dec 3, 2015 | 11:22 PM
No way Orlando would have won this game llast year.
Good going guys.
by labs03 on Dec 3, 2015 | 11:25 PM
Skiles is exorcising the ghost of the Vaughn Magic with every W.
by blue-blood on Dec 3, 2015 | 11:30 PM
Stoked for the win. I wish I could have seen Gobert play though
by Mr.Hoss on Dec 3, 2015 | 11:34 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Golden State of Mind.
Maybe Brandon Rush receives a standing ovation this evening
by the Utah fans when he is introducted in the starting lineup.
by allen.saenz on Nov 30, 2015 | 5:21 PM
The Jazz are Hella Tall
by allen.saenz on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:11 PM
by mykelala01 on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:18 PM
The Utah color guy is a dimwit
by cybermaldonado on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:19 PM
wow never heard so many warriors fans in Utah
by great_timeout on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:22 PM
put ezeli in…gobert is too tall
by dfw111 on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:23 PM
I guess Favors won’t be missing any jumpers tonight
by dis_guy_john on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:23 PM
we fucking suck at rebounding
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:27 PM
Damn Ref you suck
by mykelala01 on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:36 PM
we’d be up a dozen if this team would pull their heads out of their ass
by KlayCurry on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:37 PM
this arena is our kryptonite
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:48 PM
by reading the comments i would think we are losing
by PIRATEWARRIOR on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:51 PM
4 pt lead is a loss
by dfw111 on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:51 PM
holy fuck so fucking bad.
cannot grab the fucking ball
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:55 PM
by Qrux on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:58 PM
CLARK IS HOT
by dfw111 on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:58 PM
by AJC3317 on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:58 PM
Jazz fans seem to love to boo more than cheer
by 123707THIZZ on Nov 30, 2015 | 6:59 PM
I don’t watch Utah a whole lot
so I keep forgetting how giant Gobert is. Dude makes Bogut look relatively average-seized.
by Siloh on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Ian Clark Revenge Game!
by youratowel on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:02 PM
by sepoetry on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:02 PM
klay is shit again. so fucking inconsistent.
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:03 PM
Ian Clark is my favorite player of all time.
by 123707THIZZ on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:06 PM
by dfw111 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:06 PM
Clark on fire!
by Relentless9R on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:06 PM
Curry didnt feed Clark…bench him
by starbury_to_s-jax_c.’00 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:07 PM
Hayward looking like Harden with that Pez head.
by ZuesKratosAres all in One. on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:08 PM
CAN WE PLEASE FUCKING PASS TO SOMEONE WHO IS READY TO RECIEVE? JESUS
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:29 PM
Jazz look decent
But wow their announcers are terrible
by Wyndstorm on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:30 PM
fuckoff dray stop being fancy
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:32 PM
quin snyder looks like an actor who’s a serial killer
by dfw111 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:40 PM
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:41 PM
CALL A FUCKING TIMEOUT
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:41 PM
shoot a fucking layup steph you bitch. why is this team playing like fucking pussies?
by TilltheBitterEnd on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:43 PM
If you’re a Utah Jazz fan you gotta love your fanbase
But as an opposing team’ fans, these fans are insufferable, every single call against them they’re up in arms. I understand protesting half the calls like most fan bases do but NOT every single F_cken call. Gobert nearly hacked Green’s arm off and they boo
by allen.saenz on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:45 PM
they’d be perfect in Staples Center
by starbury_to_s-jax_c.’00 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:46 PM
Agreed, they are insufferable
But that’s what makes them good
Always been a crowd I respect because I don’t like them.
We still remember the racial slurs against J-Rich too
by belilaugh on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:48 PM
what the fuck is Ezeli looking at???? dude is defending like shit.
by TilltheBitterEnd on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:47 PM
Gobert learn it from the best
by mykelala01 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:53 PM
SIT THE FUCK DOWN BOGUT
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:54 PM
take bogut out. dude is a fucking pussy. not playing hard.
by TilltheBitterEnd on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:54 PM
i hate tht fucking retarded look on walton
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:55 PM
THIS IS HORRIBLE BASKETBALL!
by ServantOfLuna on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:56 PM
jazz announcers so fucking stupid
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 7:56 PM
FUCK OFF WALTON
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:02 PM
Yeah Walton rest Curry who needs this WTF!!!
by buky on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:03 PM
LUKE WALTON IS A FUCKING TERRIBLE TERRIBLE COACH.
he is worse than mjax…
by alisial3 on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:04 PM
he fucking pushed off so hard
by Wreckonized on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:10 PM
Love how the Jazz announcers aren’t complaining about the refs now
by TilltheBitterEnd on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:10 PM
Hayward snap his head back auto whistle
push off no whistle
by mykelala01 on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:11 PM
never knew that hayward was such a head snapper
by AJC3317 on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:13 PM
by ServantOfLuna on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:19 PM
MVP doing Curry things.
by Qrux on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:19 PM
Remember when Corbin was the coach and they single covered Curry and went under the screen every time?
Those were the days
by belilaugh on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:19 PM
by dfw111 on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:22 PM
by richstyle on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:23 PM
by uesudikoff on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:24 PM
WE DID IT!
by ServantOfLuna on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:24 PM
by Relentless9R on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:24 PM
are totally a playoff team this year, And I’m happy to see it!
by youratowel on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:25 PM
Yup. They’re good.
by Ronaldinho on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:29 PM
Give credit to Utah…
They do have a bright future ahead, but we also caught a glimpse of our resiliency.
by maxdusty on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:29 PM
Jazz are TOUGH.
They were not giving up at all.
by ServantOfLuna on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:29 PM
Mad props to how well the Jazz played tonight
by sepoetry on Nov 30, 2015 | 8:29 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Bird Writes.
i will be optimistic tonight.
we will play inspired ball and cruise to victory
by sd3 on Nov 28, 2015 | 8:06 PM
promptly REEJEEECTED by Anthony Davis.
*Still would rather have Jeff than Omer
by Dfranchise on Nov 28, 2015 | 8:29 PM
hired the wrong coach???
by whentheleveebreaks on Nov 28, 2015 | 8:45 PM
Halfway through the 2nd quarter
and AD is the only starter who has scored.
by whentheleveebreaks on Nov 28, 2015 | 8:59 PM
looking at the score at the half, i’d assume AD was in a suit.
by Dfranchise on Nov 28, 2015 | 9:10 PM
Asik, Gordon, Holiday & Anderson
Combined 0-13 from the field at the half.
by Dfranchise on Nov 28, 2015 | 9:27 PM
by sd3 on Nov 28, 2015 | 9:39 PM
Well on the positive side
..they only took 13 shots
by BenDerDonDat on Nov 28, 2015 | 9:43 PM
At the end of the third quarter, Jrue Holiday and Eric GOrdon have three points, zero rebounds, and 1 assist between them. Ladies and Gentlemen, your $26 million Pelicans backcourt…SMDH
by BenDerDonDat on Nov 28, 2015 | 9:55 PM
AD should be able to sue some of his teammates for non-support
He is out there busting his butt, but he is like Teddy Roosevelt leading the Boy Scouts
by BenDerDonDat on Nov 28, 2015 | 10:11 PM
Utah v. Pelicans …Team Irrelevant beats Team Mister Magoo
by BenDerDonDat on Nov 28, 2015 | 10:27 PM