Wes Matthews was the best high school player I'd ever seen,lightning fast and
quick, a great leaper who dunked on big men on a regular basis, while at
Wisconsin,and in the NBA[ask Kevin McHale, Joe Barry Carroll] and and during
that mid to late 1970's period, the state of Connecticut turned out some greats,
John Bagley, who made up 2thirds of an awesome backcourt, Mike Gminski, Sly
Williams, John Garris, Rick Mahorn, all of whom went to the NBA. His son has
great genes, goes without saying, and to a certain degree, may have a longer and
better career. As for his dad's value to the Lakers during those back to back
championship seasons, ask Magic Johnson. Wes was a major cog those 2 years, esp.
behaind the scenes.
I went to High school with his dad and he was a great ball player, I see
the same potential in Jr. They both have tremendous talent but also a lot of
heart. Mom didn't give him that!
The jazz got a steal in Matthews. They should have picked up jerel mcneal and
dominic James as well. Both are teammates of Matthews and are playing
how do the jazz find steals in the draft? as well as undrafted players?they find guys who are on the verge of playing overseas if they dont play hard
and follow instructions. Am sure Wes jr is thinking of a multi year
contract at several million a yr in a few years.
never said i am LeBron, Magic, Bird or Bob Hansenthe point is..the
father was supremely talented, yet wasted his career..maybe Wes sr learned
something, and has communicated the lesson to his son...sorry u
what is your point? Obviously you are not LeBron. The kid has game. I do not
care about what his dad did 20 years ago! His dad did not even raise him!
Wes Matthews sr was one of the all time head cases in the NBA. He was a lighting
quick 6 ft player who would not play if he did not shoot the ball. He could have
been a asset to any team, that needed quick points off the bench. He
was quoted, as his career ended, that he would rather play on a cellar dwelling
Spurs team and avg 20 pts a game than play a 4th guard for the 4 times Champ (in
the 80s) Lakers. And when he was Laker, during the 1987 title, he was mugging
for tyhe camera with Magic and Worthy, like he actually contributed. The Lakers
chose not to resign him the next yr. Maybe he is older and wiser,
and sees his mistakes..and has communicated as much to his son, who seems to
have a great attitude.
Well said guys! I totally agree.
Wesley Matthews is the most important guy on this team! he is the Only Mentally
tough guy on the Jazz!
His dad oughta be proud! Matthews is a steal. Once again, the Jazz get lucky in
building their team.The Jazz are having fewer and fewer also-rans on
the team each year. You know, players you'd just as soon see the Jazz get rid
of. Bench fodder. That will hopefully play out in more wins over time. Perennial
top teams always have good depth.I hope Sloan keeps Matthews as a
starter the rest of the season. The kid deserves it, and the Jazz do better with
him on the court, mostly because of his defense, but also because he CAN score,
even from the 3-point line. Let the other swing men find their time at the 3 and