On the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Jazz dropped another one at home to the Sacramento Kings. They fell to 8-10 overall, and 2-5 at home. It seems, at this point of the season, that the Jazz are not who everyone thought they were coming into this season. And that’s okay. It doesn’t mean they are not a good team (although they are not playing like it right now), it doesn’t mean they won’t make the playoffs, and it doesn’t mean that they won’t make a run to the Western Conference Finals. All of that is still possible. But it’s okay to accept that they are not the team that everyone touted them to be prior to the season’s start.
Despite not playing great basketball at the moment, Jazz fans still have plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.
Personally, I’m grateful for Donovan Mitchell. He showed last night, even in a loss, how special he is. He dropped 35 points including 14 in the fourth, trying to will his team to victory, ultimately falling short.
Mitchell has had his fair share of sophomore struggles this season, but he continues to battle to win games and get better. I’m not only grateful for the player he is on the court, but for all the things he does off it as well. You might have seen him before the games inviting kids from the crowd to come shoot with him, even if it’s a fan of the opposing team.
Or you might have seen him stanning for his little sister at her high-school soccer game. You might have also seen him dunking on guys’ faces in sweet purple throwback unis. I, for one, am grateful for Donovan Mitchell. I still believe 100% that he is the future of this franchise, and he is going to lead it in the right direction.
What are you grateful for?
If you’re reading this Kyrie Irving, you don’t have to answer that.
“I don’t celebrate that sh*t, f*ck Thanksgiving.” - Kyrie Irving when someone said Happy Thanksgiving as he was leaving his media scrum.— Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) November 22, 2018
Donovan Mitchell, along with former Ute star Kyle Kuzma, paid another nice gesture to the late Lauren McCluskey. Mitchell and Kuzma had their game-worn shoes with Lauren’s name written on them sent to Lauren’s mother, who thanked the two players in a recent tweet. I’m sure the pain is unfathomable, but hopefully she feels the support generated from these guys’ sincere actions.
ICYMI last night, a little dude sitting court side had his shot at infamy, and nailed it. He dapped up Jae Crowder after drilling an and-one three, and also photobombed Donovan Mitchell later on.
This kid going nuts and dapping up Jae Crowder is great pic.twitter.com/bRYJ8rrig3— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 22, 2018
This kid needs this picture signed by Donovan and blown up on his wall forever and ever.
After the Jazz’s opening night win in Sacramento (feels like forever ago, right?) Jazz social media clowned the Kings for the street that their arena sits on (L street), the Kings clapped back with this after their revenge win Wednesday night.
I give it an 8 out of 10 response. Lacks originality. Tbh, their dominance over the Jazz was way more disrespectful that this tweet.
This Jazz fan sunk a half-court shot for $5,000 last night, so at least one fan went home happy.