Is Boston’s $30 million per year investment in Hayward paying off? Not
yet and maybe never.
Let it go! Let it go!Not worth the effort. It doesn't change
Hayward knew where he was going long before the season ended. He could’ve
told the Jazz so, ala Paul George, and the Jazz could’ve gotten some
value. I don’t begrudge him going where he wanted to go, I begrudge
Hayward being disingenuous. I also believe Stevens colluded with him.
Hayward had it coming, but I had hoped that the fans at the house would have a
little more class.
Not a huge Jazz fan, but from what I have seen the Jazz are better without said
ex-Jazz man. Look, Jazz fans are very loyal. Ex-Jazz man was loyal
to former coach and money. Every Jazz fan paid top dollar to attend
last nights game, which gives the right to boo said ex-Jazz man.Ex-Jazz man is an adult, and a professional. Ex-Jazz man shlould be able to
handle the pressure, which I am sure after the introduction....didn’t
bother him all night. Don’t feel bad about how ex-Jazz man
feels today... he is where he wants to be!Fight on!
@boring guy“Hayward had the boos coming, and if he can't handle
it, he should find another line of work -- perhaps chess or cricket”I tend to think Mr. Hayward can handle his line of work. But how about
the part where the ESPN announcers pointed out that his families safety had been
threatened (1st quarter of the game)? You cool with that part as well? Little
kids and such? If so, maybe Being a Jazz fan is a little bit too
“personal” and “emotional” for you.
Is not about that he wanted to play for Boston. It is the way he did, he was
classless.I'm glad he is gone. We have A TEAM, he is just an
individual, a classless player.
@xertSorry, but sports fandom is very personal and emotional. Fans
should get mad when a player waits to announce several days into the free agency
period leaving their team high and dry to find a replacement.Hayward
had the boos coming, and if he can't handle it, he should find another line
of work -- perhaps chess or cricket.
Waaaahhhh!! Someone made a decision for themselves, rather than do what I want
them to do, waaaaahhhh!!!
@ConradGurchYes, he wanted to play for his college coach. But more
so, he wanted to stick it to the Jazz and the State of Utah.He
showed this when he delayed his announcement and didn't even call Gail.
Heaven forbid that a man changes jobs for a better salary and move locations,
completely unheard of and uncalled for. How dare you Gordon Hayward aspire to go
for a better opportunity, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. I'll bet you
regret leaving behind such a beautiful fan base.
Gordon Hayward's a narcissist who took pleasure in damaging the Jazz by
waiting several days into the free agency period. He wanted to leave a trail of
tears and destruction behind.But his worst offense of all, he
didn't bother to give Gail a courtesy call.Wow. Just wow.
He's a good young man who didn't owe us anything. Booing is classless.
Winning was the way to do it. Congrats, Jazz!
The ESPN announcers pointed out that Hayward has really only been upset by some
threats of harm made to his family. If you want to be counted among that crowd,
Mr. and Ms. Diehard Jazz fan—be my guest. I’ve been watching the
Jazz since the John Bagley-Danny Shayes years, but hearing that was the only
time I’ve ever been ashamed to be a Jazz fan. I wish Gordon nothing but
the best in coming back from his injury and I do not feel that his leaving is
any of my business, or a slap in the face to me or any other fan—in any
way. To think that there are grown adults out there who are encouraging their
kids and grandkids to behave this way is kind of pathetic. Proud of the Jazz
last night. Ashamed of many in the crowd at the same time.
Jazz fans need to grow up and have some class. So he wanted to play for his
college coach, big deal.
Gordon Who?From hero to zero.From role model to just
another money grubbing professional basketball player.C'est la
Great Jazz win over Boston and that guy. Amazing to think he was paid millions
each year for 7 years, had the keys to the city, he was the most popular guy in
town, and now he is just one of the many guys sharing a small piece of the big
spotlight in Boston. To the 14 year old girl: you may care about him, but he
can care less about you. Go Jazz!