Utah Jazz: Rush hour's nearly here again

Published: Thursday, Nov. 28 2013 6:40 p.m. MST

“I hope,” the coach said earlier this week, “this is the top of the hill so we can get him on the floor.”

Wednesday and Thursday might’ve been the perfect days for Rush to have prior to playing again. Not only did he get to practice, but he also had the opportunity to fill his heart with gratitude while serving homeless and underprivileged Utahns in the Jazz’s annual “We Care - We Share” Thanksgiving dinner.

A day before his girlfriend made him his own holiday meal, the two had a great time serving mashed potatoes and veggies in the food line.

“There was a lot of food going around. … It’s definitely a great feeling,” Rush said. “My girlfriend came with me. She loves doing stuff like that. We definitely had a great time feeding the homeless.”

The thought Rush took away from that charitable experience?

“You’re blessed for every day you get here,” he said, “because people out there are really struggling.”

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