And that was really it for me, at first: Practice, and Subway, and video games. And then I just think about how far I’ve come during my time here. more than anything else, they’re the people who make this decision so difficult.
Because we were rookies, and “all we did was dillydally.” I doubt I’ll ever remember that and not smile.I think about Doug Birrell, who’s our massage therapist — who was there from the start, with John and Karl. man, just hours and hours of conversation, over the years.And even after I slept on it last night, while I was leaning heavily in one direction …I still wasn’t 100-percent convinced about what I wanted to do.First, though, if you don’t mind, I would really like to just take a moment and express how much these last seven years in Utah have meant to me.
Because there’s only one fair way to say it: They’ve meant everything. I’ve gone from having anxiety over leaving my family … A lot has happened to me during my time here, and I honestly can’t think of any part of it that I haven’t cherished.Irving had all the attention before the game since he was returning to Cleveland, in which he spent the first six years of his NBA career.By halftime, though, all eyes in Quicken Loans Arena were focused on Hayward.I was literally the last Jazz player left who played under Coach Sloan — and I always took that as a lot more than just some piece of trivia.That was something that truly made me feel like a part of the fabric of this franchise.I think about our assistant coach, Mark Mc Kown, who has been with me from Day One.