It's gotten to crying about trades a team makes. It's that kind of thinking that
will never allow a championship in Utah. What else can you cry about, Phil
Jacksons suit is the wrong color!.
Dude, Mike brings up a great point, don't cry when your own player was 7 times
more guilty of getting to the free throw line. Talk about superstar status.
Who wouldn't want the guy the made the most rediculous trade in the NBA (Gasol
for two rolls of toilet paper and a Janitor to clean the Arena)present the
trophy he got it for them. That said the only team that raised concern to the
league when the trade went down was the Spurs. Everyone else was mum. Shame on
Those street corner dates aren't legal. Get a life.
LIke I have said many times before, if you want to win championship you do not
build it around a high scoring power forward (altough in this case duncan is
really a center, F/C if you want to get technical).This why the Jazz
have never won a championship and will never win one.There system is
design to win regualr season games NOT championshipsOver twenty
years the system has proven what it can and cannot do.
Are you saying Black superstars don't like being around white people?How do you know? Are you just too racist to realize your own racism?
I feel fine. How can you take a nap in Utah with so much going on???Seen the skit...not really funny, but then again, SNL hasn't been in a few
years.At least I know what you do saturday nites. I get dates.
Late...and I'll be gone soon. Think a wagon train is strolling through soon.
Do you feel better now? It sounds like you've been holding on to that a little
too long. You sound like you need a nap. You should watch the SNL
skit called: " Find the Black People at the Knick Game" It will give you a good
laugh. Something you haven't done in a while.I'm sorry you've been
forced to live in Utah for one reason or another. Believe me when I
say I don't want you here as bad as you don't want to be here.
Your knowledge of the game of basketball really is quite astounding. I look
forward to your next column.
"Jerry West shipped Gasol to the Lakers", "The Evil Ones Got to the finals",
"Larry gave Fisher to the Lakers" and "I can't believe I'm rooting for Boston or
Detroit"...what a state of whiners who can only relate to church ball and the
fact that the Jazz actually were able to beat the Lakers twice in the playoffs
(barely)...your team is taught by Jerry Sloan to be aggressive and foul, they
can't play defense with their feet so they do it with slow hacks, you have a
State and City that no self respecting super star wants to go (look at your
crowds...lilly white..not one person of color...NBA superstars are by and large
not a match with this demographic. Maybe if you had a beach, good year round
weather, some decent restaurants, clubs, museums, and weren't soooooo worried
about the "fakers"...learn from LA...we don't say "BEAT UTAH!, BEAT UTAH!"...we
don't worry about any other team or city. We let you hick losers worry about us.
But you won't learn. The refs had it in for you, but Kobe had 11 foul shots in 5
games...you gave him 86 in 6. thanks.
Speaking of conspiracies and how everyone is out to screw the Jazz, how is it
Kobe has led the league in free throw attempts ONE time... Michael Jordan? ONE
time... Karl Malone? SEVEN times... who's getting the benefit of the calls over
the years? Jazz conspiracy theorists would best be advised to shut up.
i think the jazz would have beaten the spurs in 5 or 6 games they dont look
anywhere near as good as they were last year but oh well, the jazz at least
gave the lakers a seriesgo jazz
No, I don't see how West would have influenced Memphis to make that deal... I
think you're a little too paranoid Sokol. I don't see any Jazz fans admitting
the Korver trade was a blatant stealing just like Gasol was, why is that? Yes, the NBA does resemble professional wrestling with it's feeling of
being rigged, but the Jazz and Karl Malone benefitted from suspect officiating
for many many years too, more than most other teams at least.
The Jazz play like a bad church ball team. Too many fouls and slow white guys.
I don't want to hear it! What have you guys won? As a fan you should always play
the humble card until you have won some hardware. LA is a confident city and
the people are confident. We boo the other team even when we sent them packing.
This isn't Boise! WE give no love to opoosing teams and that's the way we get
The Lakers demolished the Spurs 4-1 even when the Spurs were up by 17 everyone
knew including the Spurs they couldn't hang with the Lakers. If this is fixed
they would have played it all the way to the 7th game. Jazz fans get over it,
you don't have a good team and the Lakers do. You sound like a bunch of hicks
still looking for Big foot. I know he's out there, it's just a government cover
So the Lakers have made some good trades so what. You want fouls called on Kobe,
you don't want to get called for fouls, you don't want anyone to make a trade in
the NBA, you want refs to always be on your side even when your the most fouling
team in the NBA. What next, how bout if the Lakers just stay at home and forfiet
to the Jazz, would that be better.
The truth is no one really wanted Fisher, D Williams was going to get Fisher's
money any way. Larry did the right thing. Get over it, your team fouls too much.
If you watched the Laker/Spurs series neither team fouled half as much as the
Come off it, you don't think that West influencedthe Griz...The NBA smells
like professional wrestling.
Jerry West no longer works with Memphis, he quit in 2007 before this season even
started... he had NOTHING to do with Memphis' decision to trade Gasol, that is
new GM Chris Wallace's doing...
Wrong....Jerry West no longer works for the Memphis Grizzlies! The
new tradition is to have a player great present the trophy. Jazz
fans are such whiners!!
I'm with NBA Cynic! For the first time in my life I was actually cheering for
the Spurs! Jazz are obviously the 2nd best. The 2008-09 season
should be great one for the Jazz. They have great talent- but not enough drive
and confidence. The Korver trade pumped life into them. They need leadership
in confidence most of all. Sloan is on the right road but suppresses egos a bit
too much. Maybe they can pull off a 08-09 season with home court advantage in
the playoffs and be above the "head" games. After all, this is PRO ball.
Spoke at the end of the game. He works for the Memphis Grizzlies, who traded
Gasol to the Lakers.I find that very odd...
I don't buy tha Phil outcoaches Jery. Phil Jackson wins championships because
he has had the best player in the league on his championship teams. Michael,
Shaq, now Kobe. What has he done won that talent left. Nothing at all. Jerry
on the other hand has gotten maxim effort with minimum talent. that is starting
to change now. We have talented good young core that is pretty deep. We wont
get talent Via free agency so we have to be patient. Fisher is a prime example,
daughter or not Fish wanted out of Utah, Booz will probably do us like he did
clevland. Kevin O'conner and Jerry can do nothing but rely on drafts so far we
are doing alright. D-Will, Almond and Fes will work out just fine for the Jazz.
The only way to get better picks is to suck, do you all want that? At least we
have not sufferd through many loosing seasons.
The Jazz management and organization get outsmartedconstantly...with
Hornacek and the Fisher fiasco...I think Sloan gets outcoached. Why they
were notprepared for Game 6 is beyond me? I think Kirilenkohas to
go. Another year with the Russian distractionis too much. He is a
average player with little heart.Lastly, the Jazz are a better team
than the Lakers.They just have lazy big men...ie. Okur and Boozer.
You guys are all lame. You blame Larry Miller and Jerry Sloan for all of Utah's
woes, but forget that the Jazz have been a very successful team through 20 years
with a cast of mediocre players. The Jazz have always played above their talent
level due to the fact that Jerry Sloan runs a smart system. Utah will never win
a big trade with a superstar because no one wants to come to Utah. If you get
rid of Sloan, I can guarantee we'll go a decade without even making the
playoffs. The Lakers wouldn't have gotten past the first round if Jerry West
wouldn't have sabotaged Memphis and gave Pau Gasol away to the Lakers.
And any team that has a protected superstar will always win the title. Did you
notice the foul that nearly knocked Ginobily to the floor at the end of game 4
that would have sent him to the foul line for 3 and possibly the win, and then
there was the "foul on the elbow" of Kolby near the end of game 5. Give me a
break. Jordan and Bryant can't get to the basket unless they hook their defender
with their elbow to get that first step and the foul. I do not discredit their
superior athletic ability. It is good enough that they don't need help from the
officials to score,
Yes I agree with you Larry does deserve to get lit up!! he was the one who let
Derek go without any compensation when he could have traded him to make sure he
didn't end up with a rival. I thought Jerry's comment about the lakers getting
some gifts, Derek and Gasol was a telling comment. Jerry wasn't to happy. Larry
are you getting a ring from LA if they win a championship? That has to go down
as one of the greatest assists of all time. Maybe we should be considered LA's
farm team. Maybe Memphis will get some rings as well. Jazz fan are you telling
me that the Jazz and there fouling issue isn't related to coaching?? Maybe we
should be like the Hornets and Spurs and not put Kobe on the line a billion
times. Unfortunately we foul and get into the bonus to early and that is killing
us. I'll say this about Jerry, he's had plenty of time to prove everyone wrong.
It's time for some new blood. Jerry's had the pieces, he just hasn't made them
work like Phil. Farmer? Walton? Sasha? Radmonovich? Rodman? Brian Williams? Yeah
Jerry would make them better players!
I used to love the NBA - season ticket holder, etc. But it has become so
obvious in the new media era that the referees decide games it has not become
fun anymore. It was obvious months ago the NBA wanted a Celtics/Lakers finals -
and SURPRISE - that's what they will have. They even admitted the no-call on
Fisher was wrong - but too late - they have their precious Lakers in the finals
- Carlos Boozer needs to take some aggression training courses or something to
get a little meaner! Deron Williams is a stud - the bright spot for the Jazz.
Hopefully he will be in Utah for a long long time.
29 times they have gone to the finals, good to know the forces of evil are alive
Message to Give'Em Credit & Re:rvalens2, and all you other bash Jerry Sloan,
et.al. You guys are bashing Larry Miller; he is the boss. Get your heads
out! You cannot make a major trade that will impact the Jazz with significant
players coming to play in Utah....get a clue. The Jazz can tweek the roster and
drop players like Collins, Hart, et al. But to get major players into
Utah....no way. Give it up about Sloan and the coaching staff. They are doing
the best with the tools they have. You actually think that the failure of
Boozer in the playeroffs was the Jazz coaching fault? That is ludicrous
thinking. The league doesn't want small market teams to advance....get it?
Calls and no calls influence games. Not withstanding this refereeing behavior,
the fact remains, the Jazz have to work their butts off to win against superior
talent on other teams. If they can keep the core of their current roster
together, they can make more runs. The other teams around the league that have
the athletes will also improve. What do you naysayers think about other teams
failures...as to their coaching? Come on, wake up, and support the Jazz?
another victory for the forces of evil! How can it be I find myself cheering
for either Boston or Detroit?
I'm a Jazz fan that's glad the Lakers beat the Spurs, because we wouldn't have.
Everyone hated the Lakers here, but it's the Spurs that have bee killing us the
past 20 years.
No chance for the Jazz to reach the finals as long as Sloan is your infallible
coach. He will always be outcoached by Phil Jackson and Greg Popovich.
Don't forget the road to the finals goes through San Antonio and LA.And
what makes you think that the Rockets,Blazers,Suns and Hornets will all roll the
red carpet for the Jazz? You know these teams will amass talents before the Jazz
I wish he could have done it here, but I'm happy for Derek Fisher's good chance
at a championship. Something that, despite also going to the Lakers, Karl
Malone never got.Good going Lakers and congratulations Derek!
Yes, I am a Jazzfan, but sportmanship is the rule here. I've gotta give it to
the Lakers organization. They know how to build a winning combination through
their draft picks(Farmar,Vujacic,Turiaf,Bynum,Kobe),trades(Odom,Gasol...), free
agents and a Championship minded coach. They beat the best team in the NBA by a
convincing margin (4-1).I really wish the Jazz could learn something from
them.Unfortunately for us Jazzfans, we'll continue to envy other teams so
long as we continue to believe Sloan is the franchise messiah, and that the best
trade is no trade philosophy of the Jazz.Next year,we have an other year
of O'Connor and Sloan's antics, which means another year of failure, that's for
Though it's of little consolation, in retrospect, at least the Jazz managed to
win 2 games against the Lakers.Denver lost four in a row and now San
Antonio is history having won only 1 game. With a little improvement, hopefully
it will be the Jazz next year in the Finals.
The Lakers have only lost 3 times during the entire playoffs. Two of those loses
were to the Jazz. I think this says a lot about the Jazz. All I know is, Go
Celtics or Pistons!