The Utah Jazz Look to Kick the Los Angeles Lakers While They’re Down

January 22nd, 2013 by Andrew Sweat Leave a reply »
The most reviled basketball team in the state of Utah is the Los Angeles Lakers, hands down.

As the 22-19 Jazz prepare to travel to Los Angeles for a Friday, January 25 matchup against the imploding 17-24 Lakers, Jazz fans are drooling over the prospect of kicking the hated Lakers while they’re down.

And after they kick them, they’ll give their nemesis a wedgie and swirlie for good measure.

The contempt between the Jazz and Lakers is so intense that it resulted in a Laker fan using a chemical weapon against a Jazz fan after a game last November.  

The Jazz-Lakers animosity has built up over decades of intense games, heated playoff series, and dramatic cultural differences between the two fan bases. Utah is already 2-0 against Los Angeles this season, and Jazz fans would savor a third straight win like a big helping of green Jell-O.

 

The Seeds of a Bitter Rivalry

Nothing hardens a rivalry like playoff battles, and the Jazz and Lakers have had some classics.

Utah owned Los Angeles in the late 1990s.

A veteran Stockton-Malone Jazz team dismantled an upstart ...

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Article written by Andrew Sweat

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