(KUTV) The Utah Jazz are loving the fact that they just won their first playoff series in seven years — but the Golden State Warriors were hoping to match up against a city with a better nightlife, according to ESPN.
Clearly, winning on the court is the most important, but if NBA players could choose what was next most important, Warriors forward Matt Barnes did just that.
"There's no nightlife in Utah,” Barnes told ESPN. “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."
Jazz fans has something to say about that on social media.
“You can't go a few days without clubbing or nightlife, specifically during the second round? Sad,” tweeted @rachaelhoops.
Others tweeted that the Warriors are so good, they don’t have anything important to worry about until the Western Conference Finals.
“It's kinda hilarious that the Warriors are just that unworried about both the Clippers and the Jazz,” tweeted @Luke_Is_Wrong.
It wasn’t just one player from the Warriors who was less than thrilled to play Utah for some reason besides the physicality and energy of a young team.
"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," Andre Iguodala told ESPN.
Iguodala said L.A. has a vibe and Utah doesn’t. It has the feeling that makes he say,” man, let’s just get out of here.”
The quiet nature of the city can lull a player to sleep and throw them off their game, he said.
“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,” Iguodala
Who knew the best defense was a quiet, sleepy city?
Kevin Durant told ESPN he’s never been to a club in Utah, but the only real difference is the city is just smaller than L.A.