Posted by: Jazzaholic on December 10th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Well maybe you can…
How about 6 straight wins (including preseason) over the HATED Lakers!!!
As Ol’ Hots used to say, YOU GOTTA’ LUV IT BABY.
Tinsel Town has always been the league leader in arrogance and the puke yellow Mamba leads the NBA in arrogance. I think it’s 17 or 18 years he’s been the MAP (Most Arrogant Player) of the league. Despite his skills, he is hands down the most hated player in the league. He can buy his way out of rape charges, but his personality, or lack thereof, always shows through.
However, their total level of arrogance and entitlement has taken a serious dip with the disappearance of Coach (Bitter) Pill. It was great to see Baby Buss, who hired his bartender as a scout, was too threatened to hire back the Bitter Pill. Sure miss his elevated toilet seat for the games though.
What was going through Ty’s mind in the final 5 minutes???
The HATED Lakers had one of the world’s worst free throw shooters, 47%, on the floor and no Hack-A-Howard??? Instead, let your players allow open 3 pointers and foul the Mumbling Mamba, who shoots 87% from the free throw line!
MrsJazz, JazzAddict and I were watching the last 5 minutes, yelling “Hack Him, Hack Him, Hack Him…” Even Matty starts asking “Why aren’t they fouling Howard?”
There are 4 coaches sitting on the Jazz bench and NOBODY suggests Hack-A-Howard?
This is not rocket science, nor brain surgery.
Why make it difficult on your team?
If the Jazz don’t make those clutch shots coming down the stretch, they lose this game!
Ty is starting to get better at an occasional situational substitution, but has a long way to go in game strategy.
You know what Pops would have done. The Spurs would have hacked D-12 mercilessly. There would have been NO three point attempts or Mumbling Mamba free throws to allow the HATED Lakers to get back into the game. NONE! Dwight would have been at the line every time down the court to work his 47% magic from the free throw line!
Don Nelson would have been playing Donny Ball from the tip off, rotating in bench players to use up their 6 fouls on Superman, until D’Antoni pulled him.
Surely somewhere in that scouting report it is mentioned that Dwight is horrible at the free throw line and Kobe is fantastic.
Ahhhhhh, but victory is sweet.
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