Report: Karl Malone denied tickets to a Utah Jazz game in 2011
A year after Jerry Sloan’s sudden retirement from the Utah Jazz, former Jazz All-Star, Karl Malone, calls out the Jazz organization on a number of things. Including being denied tickets to attend a Jazz home game, one day after Sloan called it quits.
According to a report by Gordon Monson of the Salt Lake City Tribune. Last February Karl Malone was forced to purchase tickets to Jazz game from a scalper, after being denied complimentary seats from the Utah Jazz brass.
The Utah Jazz had already failed to back the best Head Coach in their team’s history. The story to follow would have them sending their best current player (Deron Williams) to the New Jersey Nets for little more than a big guy with upside (Derrick Favors) and an injury plagued point guard (Devin Harris).
Then they top that whole mess off by denying the best player to EVER wear a Jazz jersey, seats to support his former team, and a franchise that was in obvious, public turmoil.
Bravo! To the Jazz organization on this complete screw up. I’m glad it came back to bite them after almost a year. Karl Malone is a legend in Utah and should always be treated like he’s a part of that franchise.
Do you think the Lakers would deny Magic Johnson a seat to watch a Lakers game? I highly doubt it. How about Larry Bird? Do you think he has difficulties attending a Celtics game? Again, it’s very unlikely.
Shame on the Utah Jazz!