Brad Rock: Lakers beating Jazz isn't breaking news

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  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    April 3, 2011 9:30 a.m.

    Really Doug? Then enjoy the layups in the paint by the opposition.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    April 3, 2011 12:29 a.m.


    get in touch with reality as when Fes put Kobe down they should have thrown him out as a cheap shot artist. there are more ways than to throw somebody down.

    Regardless if you like Kobe or not he is great for the league, and the league should not tolerate cheap shots on its stars.

    I wrote two years ago when Tim Duncan from San Antonio threw AK to the floor how they should have made Timmy pay AK's salary for the next 3 weeks while he rehabbed then it would stop the cheap shot in the league.

    Fes is a hiss and by word in the league, his appearance once in 24 games is not enough to qualify him to be a player in this league. He is a goof who does not practice enough on his game to make free throws let alone develop other areas of his game. The Jazz nor any other team needs an undisciplined player who is to selfish to develop himself enough to contribute steadily.

    He continues to be a liability and the JAzz were wise to sign him for just one season.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    April 2, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    You can't fake the Lakers! We have rings, you don't!

  • BillM75 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 2, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    Um, Bradley? Who do you think was coaching the Jazz during all those losses to the Lakers the past three years? Mr Same Ol', Same Ol'.

    And Sloan would NOT have been smiling over Fes' fouls, that's not basketball the right way, not part of the System. And Sloan would've been furious over Millsap playing the 3, that's not the way it's done around here, can't deviate from the System.

    Corbin should've started CJ at 3, and Hayward at 2, that's fundamental ABC basketball. And Fes should not have played, never mind start, because he told a joke in the locker room two years ago.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    April 2, 2011 11:45 a.m.

    While I hate the to see someone get hurt, the decking of Kobe Bryant by Fesenko and the 46 point game by Millsap, to me, are the highlights of the 2011 season.

  • 458italia Draper, UT
    April 2, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    ha ha ha...again with the refs. The article said that the Jazz won 5 of their last 27 games with the Lakers. How did they win those games when the refs were supposed to have "decided the Jazz did enough scoring"? Shouldn't the Lakers have been 27-0?

  • freewaymaster Orem, UT
    April 2, 2011 11:03 a.m.

    It would be nice to hear our hometown newspaper complimenting the Jazz on a hard fought game until the refs decided they had seen enough Jazz scoring. coming deseret news!!!!!!! support the Utah Jazz not the Fakers!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    April 2, 2011 10:42 a.m.

    Agree, Sokol...Fes should have started a lot more games this year. Guess the Jazz felt obligated for multiple reasons to do the AJ at C and Millsap at PF thing. I didn't agree with them, then, and I don't now. Then you got those pesky details like Fes's back and migraine flareups and his ability to hit shots in practice but not during games. Given more and more game time, I am sure Fes relaxes more and starts hitting at a higher percentage, especially when playing at home. This game will definitely help keep Fes in Utah next year, and I will be one pulling for that scenario. Maybe, with the growth of Favors, Jefferson might be the one who changes teams, not Fes. Simple fact...Jazz started losing as soon as Kirilenko and Williams and Millsap had to play hurt. Stop blaming management, people.

  • Bearone Monroe, UT
    April 2, 2011 9:50 a.m.

    Sure would have been nice to have 3 quality refs officiating the game. They really blew quite a few fouls. I'm not saying that they were the only reason we lost---but some of those bad calls can change the outcome of the game and maybe it did. I still think the JAZZ played hard and I will reamin a fan.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    April 2, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    I thought that Fesenko and yes Miles were the difference makers for the Jazz.
    Where was Fes for long stretches in the 2nd half? I just do not believe the coaching, management and ownership...If Fes had started all year, we would still be in the playoff hunt.

  • Draft dumbie Farmington, UT
    April 2, 2011 8:39 a.m.

    Even though the Jazz eventually lost this game, this game was one of the most fun games for me to watch since the Jazz won all those games with miracle comebacks on that incredible roadtrip at he first of the year.

    In my opinion, for my entertainment dollars, Fesenko earned every penny of his contract by his hard foul on Kobe on a layup--and when he fouled Kobe while trying to prevent Kobe from driving past him, by unintentionally putting his knee into Kobe's knee, when Kobe tried to split the defenders and drive past Fez--both of which fouls occurred in the first half of the game. I also enjoyed how Fez totally frustrated both Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum with his defense. in the first half of the game.

    I also enjoyed watching Favors rebound and play defense. Favors' block on Kobe was priceless to me as a Laker hater. It's just too bad neither of those players were in the game when Shannon Brown drove through the lane for an uncontested dunk later in the game. If they would have been, Brown would have been sitting on his . . . er, softest part, in a hurry.

  • md Smithfield, UT
    April 2, 2011 7:51 a.m.

    "With just six games left in the regular season, you have to ask: Should the Jazz tank the rest of the season in hopes of getting a better shot at a high draft pick?"

    I am sorry, but they have "tanked" the second half of the season. It has been a monumental flop. I don't think they will win 2 of the six games remaining whether they try or not.

  • josemb navotas, philippines
    April 2, 2011 3:01 a.m.

    the first quarter was good. good movement. CJ attacking the rim. fes playing big. watson being feisty and pushing the ball. noticed i didn't mention Al and Millsap holding the ball for eternity in the low post because they didn't! no wonder it was a good quarter. i came back to watch in the 4th and it was the current jazz's style of play they were playing. i wasn't surprised the lakers got the lead. jefferson holding the ball while everyone watched. same with millsap. i'm no fan of fes but he did play well in the paint in the 1st quarter. oh well, that's the jazz. the draft pick is getting higher though. lol