Something to Believe In

April 6th, 2011 | by Jeff Lind

In last night’s Jazz vs. Laker game, the Jazz were up only 1 point in the final seconds. It was crunch time, and Kobe called for the ball. He was ready to finish them off. Kobe entered Mamba mode, drove to the rim, lost his handle, and the Jazz scraped by with a win.

The Jazz left LA with a much needed (streak breaking) win, and we were left with this image of Kobe:

After seeing it, I could only think of one thing…

If you follow me on Twitter, you already saw this… but I had to share again. The dialog just works on so many levels (especially when you think of Gasol as the “stupid bat”). If only Sasha Vujacic was still here to play Atreyu.

Anyway, great win for the Jazz in an otherwise depressing season. Yes, we’re acting like the Jazz just won the finals, and if you’re critical, sorry. Give us a break… we finally have something to be excited about. It’s been a rough season, and the fanbase needed this. At this moment, I couldn’t be more excited to see what the Jazz can do with these pieces going forward (especially after the draft). Rebuilding is painful and we’re not used to it, but Hayward and that game gives us hope that the Jazz are in a better spot than most of us supposed. After all the wreckage fans have been through this season, we finally have a glimmer of hope.

I love this tweet from Spencer. It reflects the light we had from a happier time onto our near future:

At the moment, I couldn’t agree more.

Go Jazz.

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7 Comments

  1. Chris says:

    It’s good to see that on a bad night for the Jazz, they can still beat the Lakers on an equally bad night for them.

  2. Jeff Lind says:

    No doubt, Chris. Lots of issues to address, but I’m just happy to see them gut out a win when things aren’t going right for anyone.

  3. Udowado says:

    I woke up at 5:00 am to catch a flight to Orlando for work and then dragged myself down to TGI Fridays and proceeded to stay up til 1:30 to watch the game. Needless to say, I was invested in a Jazz win! Huge game by Hayward and great game by Favors. The Precious finally pulled through in a game that, to the whole Jazz fan base, mattered about 100 x’s more than a meaningless end of the season-potentially lottery hurting game should. It was only made better by the never ending story finish. (PS- vujabiotch does lok just like Atreyu! What a douche!)

  4. Udowado says:

    I woke up at 5:00 am to catch a flight to Orlando for work and then dragged myself down to TGI Fridays and proceeded to stay up til 1:30 to watch the game. Needless to say, I was invested in a Jazz win! Huge game by Hayward and great game by Favors. The Precious finally pulled through in a game that, to the whole Jazz fan base, mattered about 100 x’s more than a meaningless end of the season-potentially lottery hurting game should. It was only made better by the never ending story finish. (PS- vujabiotch does look just like Atreyu! What a douche!)

  5. Udowado says:

    Apologize for the double post…I wonder if Sasha and Kobe really ever had this conversation. That bought is giving me some smiles after this long day. Thanks for the post Jeff!

  6. JB says:

    Sorry for the late post. But after watching this game, I wondered, “Is building a team around GH a good thing?” I’m thinking no. I love the guy, but he’s going to have to be clutch even when he’s not the night’s super star. We need some other guys to step up and a PG than can lead the team not just themselves.

  7. Hello.This article was extremely fascinating, especially because I was searching for thoughts on this issue last Sunday.

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