In today's Downbeat, we'll attack the news and the Jazz with a relentlessly positive approach, with a list of 5 Jazz-related humans who, besides being human, are also awesome.
Lastly, Favors acknowledged Utah's "different." But he wanted to see the state and interact with fans, which is why he's doing Junior Jazz.— Brian T. Smith (@tribjazz) July 30, 2012
Derrick knows how goofy Utah is. I mean, look at the adults in the picture in the Trib's article: they're about as different from Derrick as Americans can get. But, nevertheless, he wanted to be there, where some other players would be uncomfortable with the whole trip. Then he started joking around:
Favors showing off little-seen jokester side. Toughest team to play against in NBA: Bobcats.— Brian T. Smith (@tribjazz) July 30, 2012
— Brian T. Smith (@tribjazz) July 31, 2012
.— Jake Jeppsen (@CowhideGlobe) July 31, 2012
@tribjazz publicly responding to tweets and transparency is already winning over Jazz fans, I see. Kudos, good move. Love interacting.