“Now that everybody knows I won it last year, they don’t want me to win it again.” – Jeremy Evans
Jeremy Evans might have been outscored 30-2 by LeBron James on Saturday. But there’s something Evans says he has on the Miami Heat star. The Utah Jazz forward is the defending NBA slam-dunk champion. He has no doubt who would win if he had the chance to take on James.
“I’m going to say I would,” said Evans, whose Jazz fell 105-89 to Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena. “I haven’t seen any tricks from him yet because he hasn’t been in (an NBA) dunk contest. … You need the tricks and moves rather than just being a power dunker in a game.”
“My look was watching the clock and watching Mo, and watching the clock and watching Mo, and then watched that ball go through the basket as the clock went off and watching him run down the floor with his hands in the air was just tremendous. It was great not only for him but for everybody. This team has worked extremely hard to get better and we’re showing some growth together as a group and it’s great to get a reward like this tonight.” – Tyrone Corbin, Jazz coach
The last Utah Jazz highlight off the year was a pretty good one. Devin Harris tracks down a second round bound Tony Parker and gives him a LeBron like chase down block.
For the token “Thanks for supporting us” speech that most teams do at the end of the year these days. 19 year-old rookie Enes Kanter was selected by the Jazz to deliver theirs, and it was maybe the best thing ever. Not only did he hold the mic like he was about to drop 16 bars, he also acted as his own hype man before addressing the crowd and promptly dropped the mic like he was Rakim when he was done. BAWSE!
Created by artist Chris B. Murray, this Pistol Pete piece in short is pretty much fantastic. What more can I say.