Comments about ‘Utah Jazz: Elson back with team; Raja Bell, Mehmet Okur close’

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Published: Thursday, Dec. 16 2010 11:53 p.m. MST

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desertsage
Saint George, UT

I don't get it. Why did Elson need to do what illegal aliens don't need to do? Few elected officials in Utah even think it's a priority to be legally permitted in order to work in the U.S. Certainly Obama and the feds don't think it's an issue. Is it just because this guy is taking the roster spot of what could have been a U.S. born center/forward? If Elson can get his jump shot down I'm all for granting him amnesty and a fast track to citizenship if he wants. Hey, why shouldn't a multi-millionaire from Europe have the same rights as an impoverished peasant from South America?

louisiana jazz man
Dubach, LA

maby they get alot of tax dollars from him. or maby he pays no taxes. either way at least he has a work permit wich is what about 15 million others should be getting to work here

Richard Saunders
Provo, UT

re: desertsage
"why shouldn't a multi-millionaire from Europe have the same rights as an impoverished peasant from South America?"

why should money have anything to do with it? of course, that may be your original point, but it gets lost with what seems to be a little bias. Manu Ginobili, (a south american) who plays for the Spurs, has to follow the same laws as Francisco Elson, so maybe your question should be why shouldn't multi-millionaires from any place have the same rights as impoverished people?

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toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

Moving right along, good news to hear we are getting closer to have our complete 12 player squad healthy. Okur appears to be back sooner than originally expected, so good job on his rehab

TenaciousO
Salt Lake City, UT

Can't wait for that first money shot from Mehmet oh boy oh boy

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Memo is not going to be a factor for another month. Even if he does play, he will be rusty and off. He practiced a whole 10 minutes. That doesn't say much to me as he is ready to play in a game. I could practice 10 minutes.

Oh and keep the policital stuff on the political page. This is sports baby!

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