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Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward gives his traditional Father's Day gift

Published: Tuesday, July 28 2015 9:42 a.m. MDT

Gordon Hayward tweeted out this photo Sunday of a pick-up game he played Sunday with his father and a group of weekend warriors. (,) Gordon Hayward tweeted out this photo Sunday of a pick-up game he played Sunday with his father and a group of weekend warriors. (,)

A Father's Day tradition continued Sunday for the Haywards.

As a gift to his dad, Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Daniel Hayward again played pick-up hoops with Gordon Scott Hayward and the group of weekend warriors his father plays against every Sunday in Indiana.

Hayward tweeted about his game with an action shot from the Indianapolis school gym: "Happy fathers day to all the dads out there!! Heres a glimpse of our fathers day tradition."

The 23-year-old, who receives texts from his dad after every game in a 15-year-old tradition they call "Van Talk," joked about outgrowing the competition and giving his dad postgame advice.

@gordonhayward: "Grew up hoopin with those guys they taught me a lot...ima little bigger now! Also, vantalk for has a lot to do with closeouts."

The annual tradition was highlighted in Sunday's paper and at deseretnews.com/sports/utah-jazz in a feature ("Ties that bind") about Hayward's tight relationship with his father.

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