Jazz's fast start no reason to celebrate says Jefferson

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 11 2012 10:00 p.m. MST

"All I'm worried about is just continue to do what we're doing as a team and winning games. This is not (about) personal goals with me," Jefferson said. "I'm just doing my job, trying to win games, because it's not about Al Jefferson making the All-Star Game it's about the Utah Jazz making the playoffs."

RIGHTHAND MAN: Jefferson admits his post move can be a bit predictable, and opponents often defend his left shoulder to try to take away his signature move.

But his quote about the topic entered the hilariously unpredictable territory at Wednesday's shootaround.

"I think everybody play that shoulder because everybody know what I'm going to do," Big Al said. "Everybody know I'm going over that left shoulder."

That's when he said the unexpected.

"My left hand might as well be cut off," he joked. "If I didn't need it for rebounding I wouldn't even have it all."

MELLOW THE YELLOW: Jazz veteran Earl Watson played his college ball at UCLA and lives in Los Angeles during the offseason. His viewpoint on seeing yellow in the stands — especially in his own team's arena — has changed drastically over the years.

In other words, he doesn't like seeing it on EnergySolutions Arena spectators next to the Jazz fans he loves so much.

"Playing at UCLA, we always had fans (on the road) like that. I loved it," Watson said. He added with a smile, "Now that I'm on the other side, it's like, 'Who sold their tickets? C'mon, I thought we had faithful fans.' They (Lakers) always have a nice fanbase when they travel. It's part of their game. It's disappointing."

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