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August 12, 2002

John Stockton will be back this season.: But does anybody care? Are the Jazz relevant? They aren't fun to watch, so does that make them dead-weight to the NBA marketing machine?

Or am I just tired of hearing Bill Walton talk about how 'this is the way the game is supposed to be played'?

posted by jmevius to basketball at 02:40 PM - 13 comments

Maybe you're just tired of hearing Bill Walton talk(I sure am), and so anything he associates with good, you automatically associate with evil. Stockton is old, but he can play. I can't blame him, 19 seasons and no championship. Next year won't be his year either, unless they pick up some great players and can get past the behemoths in the West.

posted by insomnyuk at 03:30 PM on August 12

I am tired of hearing Bill Walton talk, period. In order to spice up the Jazz vs. Lakers games, make John wear Shaq's shorts and vice versa. Much like Shaq did a while back.

posted by rebeuthl at 03:30 PM on August 12

I am tired of hearing Bill Walton talk, period. I agree.

posted by Bag Man at 04:48 PM on August 12

Me three. I enjoy watching the Jazz play, FWIW- as much as I dislike listening to Walton, I'm a fan of passing and fundamentals, which the NBA is generally in stupidly short supply of. It's why I'll watch NCAA women's basketball before I'll watch the NBA.

posted by tieguy at 05:26 PM on August 12

I must be on crack, I enjoy listening to Bill Walton. He is hi-larious.

posted by corpse at 06:07 PM on August 12

I don't mind Walton at all. He does have the odd cringeworthy statement, but he brings a modicum of technical cred to the announcers booth. Now, Bob Costas on the other hand... As for the Jazz, it's too bad that Stockton will never get a championship, but it's not like they didn't have their chances.

posted by Succa at 06:18 PM on August 12

I would listen to Bob Costas cover anything. World's Strongest Man. World Putt-putt championships. Iron Chef (oh, man, that would be great!) Or just the International Grass-Growing Championships.

posted by tieguy at 07:27 PM on August 12

If somebody was still willing to pay you mad cash to do something you love, you still had plenty of years to enjoy retirement in front of you, and you were sure as hell still getting it done, would you quit your job? Stockton's cool man. Little white boy can PLAY.

posted by vito90 at 10:15 PM on August 12

Costas grates on my nerves, constantly straining to work all of his witty pre-game material into his broadcasts.

posted by rcade at 07:31 AM on August 13

As long as we're venting, Karl Malone also pisses me off.

posted by jmevius at 09:56 AM on August 13

If somebody was still willing to pay you mad cash to do something you love, you still had plenty of years to enjoy retirement in front of you, and you were sure as hell still getting it done, would you quit your job? Malone's cool man. Big ass trucker brother can PLAY.

posted by vito90 at 11:19 AM on August 13

No one cares and the Jazz relevancy card has been revoked. That says, Stockton and Malone are still worth watching as long as they're watching.

posted by jackhererra at 11:03 PM on August 13

My bad. That said, Stockton and Malone are still worth watching as long as they're walking.

posted by jackhererra at 11:04 PM on August 13

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