Can we agree he will have a really tough time and not to boo him when he plays
in Utah next season..
@ BobbyPaluga - Austin TX:"Jordan Haywood"? Haven't
heard much about him. Is he a promising prospect? Do you think he'll be
as good as Gordon Hayward? Better, perhaps?
Hated to see Jordan Haywood go down with a really bad left leg injury.
He's not dying, he remains a young guy with most of his life in front, able
to do anything he and his family wish to do with the NBA millions. The injury
may be painful, he may be dissappointed, but all the crying??? I've
got to give the Jazz fans Big-Time credit for not getting nasty, ridiculing
Jordan or claiming Karma. He was terrific at Utah, it's not that he left,
but that he was a Jazz man bringing his game.
I don't know how anybody who saw that injury can feel anything but
compassion for Gordon. It does seem to put the events of last summer into
perspective. You can still respect someone even when they make a decision you
I agree that he is a good man and a classy guy. Everyone can agree that an
injury like this is tough. HOWEVER, let's not forget that he continues to
receive a paycheck and that he and his family will be just fine, even if he
never plays basketball again. He is blessed with a talent that has
already provided a lifetime of income for him and his family. In almost any
other career where his physical abilities are the primary driver of his value,
he would now be without pay and facing bankruptcy and uncertainty for his
Good luck with him on his recovery. I may still be mad about him leaving for
Boston, but I always have understood that he was doing what he thought was best
for his career and family. He is a good guy and I only wish him well.
This Hayward is a classy guy. I hope he has a full recovery...and loses every
game against the Jazz.