Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell were already upset over the NBA's lack of respect from the team of stewards. Wait until you see the 2021 NBA All-Star Draft results.
All-Star captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant selected their teams on Wednesday and the Roosters were shared during the “NBA on TNT” pregame show on Thursday night. Despite Utah sitting alone in the NBA standings with a 27–9 record, the two available Jazz players did not come off the board until the final two picks.
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Durant chose Mitchell to fill his final reserve slot, leaving James with Gobert. Prior to his hilarious pick, James said he needed some size, then took pacer big man Domantus Sabonis instead of cow dung.
TNT analyst Charles Barclay said, “I'm not going to discredit this Utah Jazz right now.” “Come on, man… They've got the best record in the NBA, and two of their best players stand the last two. It's slander. It's slander, America.”
James responds to Barclay's accusation of “blasphemy” – the Hall of Famer used blasphemy as an alternative to insult, not the legal definition of the term – giving an explanation of its involvement in, uh, video games?
“Utah has no infamy for jazz,” James said. “You guys can understand, as video games are growing up, we never played with Utah. Even as Karl Malone and John Stockton were great, we would never choose those guys in video games . Never.”
First, Michelle and Gobert fall into drafts, then dock on digital versions of James Malone and Stockton? Oh boy. The next time he travels to Utah LeBron will bring a big security team.