When getting traded to a new team, there’s always a transition period. There’s new sights, new players, new schemes, and getting to know the new city. Mike Conley who has grown accustomed to saying “The City of Memphis” as part of his vernacular for the past 12 years in Memphis had a slip of the tongue and made the forgivable mistake of referencing Salt Lake City by its stage name: The City of Utah.
Now this isn’t the first—nor the last time—Salt Lake City has been called the City of Utah. Utah is one of the few teams in the NBA referenced by its state/geographical area and not the city. Only the Golden State Warriors share that unique naming quality. However, it was just only a little bit ago that Donovan Mitchell made the ultimatum.
Imagine thinking Utah is a city ♂️ #HateToSeeIt https://t.co/cNt1qQhE80— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 13, 2019
Luckily, Mike Conley is a seasoned floor general and he pivoted quickly. Offering up a correction on the tweet and quick apology.
Meant to say city of Salt Lake! Lol ♂️— Mike Conley (@mconley11) June 19, 2019
Donovan Mitchell is willing to let this one slide.
Welcome to the squad brotha lets get it!! Also side note...Utah is a state but we gon let you slide this once https://t.co/BPmvpdz49z— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 19, 2019
Honestly, Mike Conley calls Utah home, he can call Salt Lake City whatever he wants.
If Conley calls it the city of Utah then that's what it is!— James Hansen (@hansenjames) June 19, 2019