Jazz enjoy having the most international team in the NBA with 9 foreign-born players on roster

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  • bano SANDY, UT
    Sept. 30, 2017 2:04 p.m.

    Please, please, please, enough with the politics. There was nothing political about this article. I come to the sports page to get away from politics.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Sept. 28, 2017 6:18 a.m.

    Do these other countries send us their best and brightest basketball shooters and dribblers? Some of them--I'm told--are fine people. But at least one of these guys is in some way responsible for Jimmer not being in the league. When does it stop? We're gonna build a wall! And it's going to be a great wall!

    PS--A. I'm all for foreign players and B. About half of you who just read that thought I was making a pretty solid argument. C. Our president would have taken credit for having written it if half of you (or even 33% of you--thought it was a pretty solid argument.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 27, 2017 8:42 p.m.

    From the prevailing view of our current president, aren't these players taking jobs away from Americans? There's no shortage of highly skilled American basketball players, the Jazz have no justification for these players being here.

    (I have no problem with the international players on the Jazz - the above is the drumbeat we hear from rightwing political commentators about every other profession.)

  • Truth2017 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 27, 2017 6:28 p.m.

    Maybe we can ask "our jazz players" if they will stand for the anthem. Or perhaps ask them how they would feel if players in their countries refused to pay respect to their respective flags and anthems. Maybe we should ask the Jazz if they win the NBA championship if they will go to the white house.