NBA legends have had a favorite victim during their careers. Kobe Bryant couldn't stand the Boston Celtics and made sure to make them suffer whenever they clashed on the court. LeBron James absolutely dominated the Toronto Raptors during the 2010s, dismantling them every time they faced each other in the playoffs.
Just like Kobe and Bron, Michael Jordan had favorite victims, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks. However, if Michael had a team he enjoyed playing against, that was the Utah Jazz. MJ won his last two titles against Karl Malone and John Stockton in 1997 and 1998, having impressive performances to clinch championships 5th and 6th.
Jordan left a huge mark on the Jazz franchise, and for some people, he made the Jazz relevant. Recently, Instagram page Dunk shared a fun tweet when somebody explained how much damage Jordan inflicted to Utah. When the famous question, 'who is the first player you think of when you see this logo?' showed up on Twitter, somebody named Black Jesus.
Normally, this question is answered by naming players from that team, but this time, it was different. Many fans reacted to that, claiming that they never said it was a player from the franchise in question, while others named current and former Jazz ballers.
Jordan had terrific performances against the Jazz, including the flu game. He made his last shot with the Bulls to win the championship in 1998, giving fans one of the most memorable moments in NBA history. To make things worse, that game took place in Salt Lake City, so you can imagine that must have been incredibly painful for this team.
Over 20 years after that moment, fans keep roasting the Jazz, bringing up Michael's name to strike a nerve. Until the Jazz can win a championship, they will have those back-to-back Finals as their biggest accomplishments. And we all know those memories are anything but pleasing for them.