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.