Brad Rock: You know this guy — would have been really mad

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  • rvalens2
    April 15, 2010 3:19 p.m.

    I expected the Jazz to come out with fire in their eyes; instead ... it was like they didn't care.

    An embarrassing loss on the night the Jazz honored the man who kept the team in Utah.

    April 15, 2010 3:06 p.m.

    Yeah Henry, how many points are we talking? 4 or 5 we lost for way more than that, they really kicked our butt because our crystal and more payed players weren't playing the most important game of the season.

  • evanston
    April 15, 2010 11:51 a.m.

    Henry..... do not put this game on the refs. Put it on Loozer and Ak. they let us all down.

  • Henry Drummond
    April 15, 2010 11:42 a.m.

    To my knowledge Larry was never ejected from a game, but if he had lived I think he would have been tossed from this one.

    I just can't imagine him sitting still for the officiating. Make no mistake, the Suns deserved the win, but I saw some horrible calls. It really affected the inside game.

    For example it's a block if you knock the ball out of bounds when a player attempts a shot. It's not a block if you knock the player out of bounds with the ball still in his hands. These subtle differences of interpretation seemed to escape last nights officials.

    On another occasion a defensive player was hanging on the rim during a shot. That is usually a goal tending call if the ball even comes close to the rim. As a minimum it would be a technical with the offensive getting a free throw and the ball out of bounds with a minimum of 14 seconds on the clock.

    These guys clearly had no idea what to do and made a bogus blocking call on Phoenix.

    These guys tend to spend the playoffs reviewing the rules.

  • SportsFan
    April 15, 2010 9:28 a.m.

    Stockton and Malone would not have lost this game because you would have had to cut off a leg for one of them to miss a game this important.

    That's why Stockton and Malone are in the NBA Hall of Fame, and why Boozer and AK never will be.

    Karl and John may not have won an NBA championship, but they always gave 100%.

  • Sokol
    April 15, 2010 9:21 a.m.

    Let's be honest Rock, Greg with his fine hair cut and sports jumpsuit looked like this marshmallow was ready for a Richard Simmons work out. The team has not invested in athletes or guys willing to compete...
    When your big money man, Kirilenko, sits there moping around, disinterested...Boozer in his finest suit, will and should diminish his chances to land a big contract anywhere else.
    I think I agree, that the Jazz even during the Malone-Stockton years, will break your heart everytime, if you invest in following them.
    I still think Sloan has some culpability...'Who me
    motivate players for the biggest game of the year?'
    Now why should I do that?'

  • JFFR
    April 15, 2010 9:10 a.m.

    So they traded Brewer to retire Larry's number??? j/k

    @Expert- clever name, did you pick it yourself?

    Did you watch FSN last night? They talked about how Larry hated to lose, but he never asked the Jazz to win for him. He only asked them to give it their all.

    The Jazz just got their butts kicked, I think the players were trying their hardest (with exception to maybe Korver, I hate to say it but I think he was guarding his record and was hesitant in shooting.) I'm not one to judge an athlete for not playing through an injury (Observation-ist makes some good points about Booze and AK...) but I think everyone gave it their all, the Suns just kicked their butts. The Jazz were missing 2 of their 3 best players and the Suns are really good.

  • Expert
    April 15, 2010 8:51 a.m.

    It is sad that players allow themselves to play that way when they are honoring the man that made it all possible in that enviroment. I can only imagine how ticked he would have been. I can only imagine the sickness that someone might be feeling because of the lack there of from some of his players. It is kind of funny they put his jeresy in between two guys that would have played had they been in a back brace or a walking boot only two hours earlier.

  • Observation-ist
    April 15, 2010 8:47 a.m.

    Larry may have had a word or two ... or three to Jazz players but I'll bet it would have been pre-game to the $16,000,000 AK and the $12,000,000 Boozer whose ears would have been ringing.

    It sure helps me appreciate Karl and John even more.

    I will give Boozer credit for having a terrific year. Perhaps it's unfair to lump him in with AK. Sorry Boozer. AK, you're soft, both physically and mentally. Please don't cry in this years playoffs (if you even play).