Last week during a segment on TNT featuring former NBA players Kevin Garnett, Al Harrington, Rashard Lewis and Kenyon Martin, the group discussed the question of which player they hated facing the most.
While Garnett went with Rasheed Wallace, Harrington picked Zach Randolph and Lewis said Garnett, Martin mentioned a list including Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace and Reggie Evans, and added former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan.
Martin shared a story about how when his New Jersey Nets were once playing the Jazz, he fouled Karl Malone, who didn't respond much. Sloan did, however, confronting Martin.
"Not a lot of coaches are doing that," Martin said. I respected Jerry Sloan from that day on."
Trailer of documentary about 'Hot Rod' Hundley released
While most locals know the late "Hot Rod" Hundley for his role as longtime voice of the Jazz, he was a household name before he ever became a legend in the booth.
Last week, the trailer of a documentary about him was released, which briefly delved into his tough childhood, his popularity as a collegiate and pro player and his transition into broadcasting.
The the trailer indicated the film will be released sometime in the spring.
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Former University of Utah big man Jakob Poeltl is continuing to have a solid second season with the Toronto Raptors, who entered Tuesday's games second in the Eastern Conference.
Averaging 1.1 blocks per contest, Poeltl last week had three in a span of less than two minutes during a convincing 34-point win over the conference rival Cleveland Cavaliers.
All three were pretty sweet, but the last one on Cleveland forward Jae Crowder was particularly authoritative.