Readers' forum: Jazz's positive impact

Published: Friday, Dec. 9 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Jeremy Evans #40 of the white team goes up hard for a dunk as members of the Utah Jazz and other NBA players play Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at Salt Lake Community College's Bruin arena in Taylorsville Utah for charity.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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This is for all you people who think that Utah doesn't need the Jazz anymore. The team has a rich history here, and it would be a shame if that history left. The lockout that left the many fans of the NBA without any games to go view was downright disgusting.

It is a shame that wanting more money can ruin things for everyone. I'm sure that there are some players that don't care about the money and want to play for the fans' enjoyment.

How many children have had their day brightened when a player from the Jazz showed up while they were in the hospital? How many players throughout the team's history took part in a special charity event that helped the state and community?

The answers to these questions, and many more, can prove that the Jazz are the most unique team in the NBA. No problems with the law and no amount of stupidity has affected this team in the short or long run. The Jazz have a positive impact on this state. Do we really want it to go away?

Eric Green

Bountiful

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