Utah Jazz: Will Minnesota's Andrei Kirilenko be greeted by cheers or jeers in return to EnergySolutions Arena?

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  • -Gilchrist-Kidd- Baton Rouge, LA
    Jan. 2, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    He stayed with the team and seemed to give the effort on the defensive end when everyone else wouldn't on some nights. If I was at the game I would give him some cheers before the game. It's not like he got the coach fired and demanded a trade.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 1:20 p.m.

    If I remember right AK compared himself to getting a Pau Gasol type contract. Sounds like a demand to me..

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    Jan. 2, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    Utah fans have had this bizarre love for Mr Frag-il-lay who got max pay for 11 points a game, when he wasn't injured. I could never get the hate for Carlos B when he was injured or putting in 30 the reverse. But the fans couldn't get enough of the most overpaid dude in the league, a guy who's agent smoked KOC into the huge contract by making up a story that Phoenix wanted #47 badly. they will cheer their guts out when AK appears continuing the mystery.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 11:19 a.m.

    Your talking about a fan base that boos Jimmer Fredette every time he touches the ball for the WHOLE game.

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    I suppose we should remember that it would be difficult for any of us to turn down a max contract, even if we didn't feel we were up to it. Andrei did not demand it, it was offered in a moment or organizational weakness. Can't blame him.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    Cheer Him! It's not his fault that Jazz brass overpaid him. He was a very good Jazzman who seemed like a very likable dude off the court. Was he worth 14 Million/year? Heck no. Was he a valuable part of good teams? Absolutely.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    I always liked AK but he was a hard one to figure out.Time missed, emotional breakdown,ect.. He is still one of the few players to have a 5X5. Those who have them are all elite hall of fame players. AK is the only one with three of them and he also has four 4X5..

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Jan. 2, 2013 5:30 a.m.

    Welcome back, Andrei. Hope all is well with you.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 2, 2013 5:30 a.m.

    Andrei will always be remembered as a Jazz man. I am glad he is still able to play and hope he has a great season, except for when he plays against the Jazz.