Utah Jazz Rumors
Jazz TV analyst Thurl Bailey was just a small child in 1963 when his parents left him and his siblings with a babysitter so that they could hear Dr. King speak on the National Mall. Still, Bailey would feel King’s impact. “Over the years, they helped me learn more about who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was,” Bailey said. Bailey still has memories of the early days of desegregation in U.S. schools. By the time he graduated high school, he had become the first black student body president the school had ever had. “That time of change and that fight for equality, those were the things Dr. Martin Luther King fought for,” Bailey said.
“Ricky’s a huge part of what we do—his ability to defend the ball, to make shots, to make clutch shots,” Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said on Sunday. “He’s playing really well. Our team is better when we have him.”
Eric Woodyard: Ricky Rubio practiced today then was reexamined after missing the last 6 games with a mild right hamstring strain. He is questionable for tomorrow. “I feel good. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow morning then we’ll decide but it’s been 2 hard weeks for me to watch,” he said.
Eric Woodyard: Not only did Ricky Rubio return to Jazz practice today, he also provided 10 athletes from the Utah Special Olympics with $200 gift cards at the Adidas store in Park City then shopped with them. “It’s something that makes me feel good,” he said.
Tony Jones: Jae Crowder said it was good to have Ricky Rubio back at practice and running full speed. He said Rubio looked good