Let me introduce you to @ColbySpradlin, my NBA Fan of the week.
1. What is your FAVORITE and WORST moment as an NBA fan?
Favorite moment as an NBA fan: John Stockton’s “The Shot” over Charles Barkley to send the Utah Jazz to the Finals for the first time in franchise history.
Worst Moment: Jordan’s “Final Shot” or as Jazz fans call it “Jordan’s final foul” hitting the game winner in the NBA finals against the Jazz.
2. Who is “your” team and how long have you been a fan?
I am a born and bred Utah Jazz fan, my first Jazz game was with my dad at the old Salt Palace…..I was so young I was still in my carseat.
3. Which NBA player would you have a bromance with?
4. A team/player you secretly root for?
If we are talking SECRETLY, then the Timberwolves, I think Kevin Love is amazing and Ricky Rubio is going to be huge for their future. I feel so bad for their fans having to deal with Khan because all T-wolves fans I know are cool as hell and they deserve better than what they have been given.
5. Life or Death: Team Kobe or Team Bron?
I’m big on keeping the spirit of “Old School Superstars” in the league. Dedication,Loyalty,Grit and winning for your fans. The past few seasons have given me a lot of respect for Kobe. He has never ran away or wanted to. He has stuck it out with the Lakers until he became the man of the franchise and I respect that. I used to be a big LeBron fan until the decision. I guess I’ll always just be old school that way. To many amazing players in the league who would rather play WITH each other than AGAINST each other. Kobe is legit in that sense, he wants to beat you to prove that he is the best. Even though I hate Kobe more than any other person on the planet when he is in my city, I respect him tremendously as a superstar.
6. Team/Player you abhor?
Team I Abhor:The Heat, Player I Abhor: Carmelo Anthony
7. Which NBA era would you live in and why?
Well I consider myself pretty lucky growing up during the 90′s era of basketball. Stockton and Malone,Jordan,Charles Barkley,Miller the list goes on. I think watching players like Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russel as cliche as that is. Growing up a Jazz fan knowing only Jerry Sloan, fundamentals are a big part of our game and to go and watch those players create the fundamentals that set the standard for players today would be any fans dream.
A big thank you to Colby for participating. Be sure to follow @ColbySpradlin on twitter.
Until next time,