Nobody disagrees with you, Brad Rock. But it you who have made it an issue.
I dislocated my ankle when I landed on another players foot - it popped out of
the "socket" and my foot was pointing up and to the left. It surprised
the doctors that I didn't break anything. It has been 28 years and I still
feel it when I walk or step on a pebble wrong. I hope Gordon is able to recover
- I believe we have come a long way with physical therapy.
I will not pray for a professional athlete who will get the best care and still
be paid millions while he is rehabilitating.That said it makes it
harder to hate the guy for hosing the Jazz the way he did.
rvalens2 -"I'm in a bit of a shock at the reaction some
Jazz fans have had at Hayward's injury. What's happening in the World
that some people feel the need to kick a man when he's down?"Agree.However this morning I talked with a medically retired
combat veteran who suffered a TBI while serving in Afghanistan. He's lost
cognitive ability, hearing, and a portion of his vision. He's
not receiving a small portion of the press coverage for Mr. Hayward nor does he
expect it. Furthermore he's receiving a pittance for his disability.
However I have more respect for him and his brothers/sisters in arms than for
@straightpathYour self-awareness is impressive. It's awful
that you feel that way however. You've obviously never been an athlete or
had a serious injury before.
Cmon, we were good to Hayward. We drafted him and patiently trained and invested
in him. Had he been loyal we’d have loved him forever. But then he left.
That, and what most casual fans don’t understand is that by leaving the
way he did, by waiting so long, he hurt the Jazz making it difficult for us to
maneuver a trade and leaving the free agent cupboards bare. It was really
inconsiderate and hurt that someone we loved would hurt us like he did. All that
said, I wish him well and feel terrible he got hurt so badly. I just wish he
cared at all when he chose to hurt us, his friends.
Hayward does not deserve to get injured anymore than anyone else in the league.
While here he matured into a talented and versatile player. Many teams coveted
his abilities, and the Celtics were the winner. Let's hope he can recover
fully and return to the league. With all the poor role models in
sports, Gordon Hayward was a breath of fresh air. The Jazz will move on and be
just fine. Any venom directed Hayward's way by heartless fans is misplaced
and would only further cement in his mind that perhaps his choice to leave was
warranted. May the outpouring of love and support from Jazz fans make him miss
us. Let's show some class and wish him the best. He gave us 100% effort
while he was here. Let's all take the high road on this one.
I will admit I lay sleepless for a couple of hours last night analyzing my
moment of joy over his injury. Not who I want to be.
I'm in a bit of a shock at the reaction some Jazz fans have had at
Hayward's injury. What's happening in the World that some people feel
the need to kick a man when he's down?It isn't Karma, or
Kismet or Gordon and Boston getting their comeuppance. It's a freak
accident!As bad as a few of the comments have been here on the
Deseret News, it's been far worse on other websites that don't monitor
closely enough what people post.Yes, Gordon a a multimillionaire who
can afford the best doctors and orthopedists. And no, his injury isn't
anywhere comparable to a soldier who has served in Iraq and been injured and
lost his/her legs. But far too many people have posted comments that show just
how ugly we as a society have become when any of us can take "glee" in
Once again, I'm embarrassed to be a Utah Jazz fan. To all of
you who have felt compelled to jump on social media and declare Gordon
Hayward's injury "karma," you have proved him right, spectacularly.
If I were him, I would be thanking God that I got as far away from
these PATHETIC, vengeful, hateful, spiteful fans as I could (and I'm a
lifelong Jazz fan). If he had any doubts before, I'm certain he
doesn't anymore.How EMBARASSING.
Give me a break Rock... where was your article about poor Dante Exum, and
prayers and well wishes and thoughts for him?I don't wish harm to
anyone, but I also no longer much care for or about Hayward.He is a big
boy and can deal with it just fine, all the while getting paid millions.He
hosed over the Jazz, not for choosing to leave, but for how he did it.Karma, or comeuppance, or kismet, or fate... it came around to him.
I doubt many people are truly happy because he got hurt . . but I certainly
would've felt worse if he had re-signed with the Jazz. If that's not
okay . . well, so be it. I'll admit to being salty about him leaving, and I
frankly hoped his career turns out to have peaked in 2016-17. I will not cheer
for the Celtics, a franchise I previously had generally good vibes about. But
happy to see him absolutely wreck his leg? Of course not.Hopefully
his career isn't materially affected long-term by the injury. I want him to
come back healthy and lose many games under Brad Stevens.
I've heard the word Karma used by some. If so, they don't have a clue
as to what Karma means.These things a decipher moments. By
reactions, you can cipher out the mean, ignorant people or you can discover the
big-hearted, mindful people.Small mindedness and cruelty seem to
rule the day, however. Get better G-man! Mindful Utahns are all
cheering for your return.