Just before the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors were set to begin their second-round playoff series last spring, multiple Warriors players were quoted in an ESPN story criticizing the nightlife scene in Salt Lake City.
The story wound up being a big talking point during the series, as shirts with "#Nightlife" printed on them became available for purchase, and Jazz players continued to talk about it even after they were eliminated by Golden State in four games.
On Monday night, Warriors MVP Stephen Curry opened the Nightlife box back up.
Having not played since Saturday, Golden State got into Salt Lake early in preparation for its Tuesday night game against Utah, and Curry posted both on his Instagram story and then on a regular post that some of the team went to an escape room.
While not mentioning "#Nightlife" in the post on his story, Curry was sure to do so in a photo he posted a while later.
Donovan Mitchell's impact examined in video
While tons has been written about Jazz rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell, SB Nation's Mike Prada last week examined Mitchell's impact with a fun but informative video.
Breaking down a bunch of Mitchell's skills as well as how Utah head coach Quin Snyder uses him on offense, Prada notes that the Louisville product's game is a combination of some of the NBA's top stars, both present and past.
"Sometimes you can just tell by watching a guy that he has what it takes to be a star," Prada says. "Luckily for the Jazz, they found that dude at the perfect time."
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Typically this space is reserved for one short video highlight, but here are three from the last week for your viewing pleasure.
1. Kuzma posterizes Jakob Poeltl
2. Jeff Hornacek misses shot from deep in his suit
3. Jazz two-way player Erik McCree has sweet block for Salt Lake City Stars