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Warriors Upset They Didn’t Get Clippers Because Nightlife Sucks in Utah
After easily sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round, the Golden State Warriors get set to face the Utah Jazz in the second round on Tuesday. One problem: This is not the team they wanted to face in the second round.
According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, the Warriors wanted to play the Los Angeles Clippers, not because it would have been an easier match-up, but because the nightlife in Los Angeles is much better than the nightlife in Utah.
Dubs Forward Matt Barnes spoke openly about this issue:
“No comparison. There’s no such thing, man. There’s no nightlife in Utah. Obviously, as players, you want to be able to have a little bit of a nightlife, but the main focus is winning games. Me personally, I want to get out there because I want to beat the Clippers. That’s my former team, and my kids are out there. But as far as nightlife, there’s no comparison to nightlife in Utah and L.A.”
Not having much of a nightlife may be terrible for Utah, as the players will have nothing to do but focus on basketball. And a focused Warriors squad is an absolute dangerous Warriors squad.
“The problem with Utah is that you’re just sitting there and your mind is, like, dead, because in L.A., you still got energy for the game. Because you’re in L.A., you’re like, ‘Man, this is just the vibe in L.A.’ but in Utah, it can kind of lull you to sleep. And then you’ve slept too long or I’m bored out of my mind and now you got to try to pump yourself up for the game. You know you’re in the playoffs and you’re supposed to be pumped anyway, but the vibe is just like, ‘Man, let’s just get out of here.”