Social Sidelines: Fans react to Mexico City & Christmas games
Fans got a sneak peek at the NBA schedule this week and it’s fair to say Jazz Nation was a little bit excited. The Jazz will be featured on ESPN during the season’s opening week, when the team hosts the defending champs from Golden State. Players and fans also learned they will be playing in Mexico City on Dec. 15, the franchise’s first regular season game outside of the United States and Canada, as well as hosting their first Christmas Day game in more than 20 years. Here are some of our favorite reactions to the announcements. Ricky Rubio is pumped to play for the fans in Mexico.
And the fans south of the border are thrilled as well.
... Hola Mexico 15 de Diciembre— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) August 8, 2018
I have been a Utah fan since 1995. And couldn’t be happier... MY TEAM IS COMING TO MY CITY.— Fernando Villela A. (@fvillelaa) August 9, 2018
See you on December.
Welcome!! We look forward to seeing you— Anna Mtz (@anamtz0925) August 7, 2018
Donovan Mitchell might have been the only one not surprised by the Christmas game announcement. He predicted it last year.
Rubio, Rubio, Rubio !!! Te esperamos en México !! pic.twitter.com/LN1CPCjhBH— Fernando Macias (@fermaciassoy) August 8, 2018
It was still Christmas in August for Jazz fans.
Speak it into existence https://t.co/vBSknlNa0S— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) August 8, 2018
Best present one can get.— Tommy DeMarzo (@tmdemarzo) August 8, 2018
SpidaClaus pic.twitter.com/XdP5Cm9aAB— Kris (@5kl) August 8, 2018
Jingle all the way— Taylor Griffin (@griffdunk) August 8, 2018
Rudy the red nosed reindeer
Old saint Rick
GIVE ME ALL YOUR JAZZ CHRISTMAS PUNS
The Mitch that stole Christmas pic.twitter.com/HC4sjZzHaG— Jake Lee (@jacobrexlee) August 8, 2018