The Utah Jazz hope to continue their good pace in the 2020/21 NBA season. They already clinched the best record in the league during the regular season, but that's not the end for them.
After beating Ja Morant's Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs, they're waiting for the Los Angeles Clippers now. The Californians travel to Salt Lake City to win at least one game, just like they did in the prior series.
Still, Utah knows that beating them at home doesn't mean anything.
They have significant support for this series, and one of their biggest legends is ready to watch the team against the Clips in one of the best series of this round.
Karl Malone appeared on a video posing in front of his statue outside Vivint Arena, smoking a cigarette. His son KJ shared the video, saying that somebody is fired up ahead of Game 1.
The Jazz had a terrific regular season, clinching the best record in the entire NBA. But now it's the time when they prove that they are ready to win a championship. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert want to emulate what Malone and John Stockton did back in the day. Everybody in Utah is rooting for them to succeed this year.
The Mailman curiously faced the Clippers in the first round of the 1997 playoffs. That year, the Jazz reached the Finals. So perhaps facing the Californians again brings luck to the team.