Utah’s Lt Governor: Headband Joe Is A ‘National Treasure’
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 96-88 but the game took a different turn with 3:55 left in the game.
Joe Ingles received a massive cut above his left eye and had to go to the bench. Jazz trainers worked on him but it was clear that Ingles needed stitches but he wanted to go back into the game. The trainers wrapped bandage around his head and Ingles was able to continue to play.
— Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) November 13, 2018
KSL Sports compiled a video to commemorate the moment when Ingles started sporting the headband.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) November 13, 2018
Ingles finished with a team-high 19 points including a three-point shot to seal the win for the Jazz as they beat the Grizzlies for the first time in three tries this season.
KSL’s Jeremiah Jensen said it was only a matter of time before someone got hurt in the physical game between the Jazz and Grizzlies.
— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) November 13, 2018
Utah Jazz rookie Grayson Allen responded to a tweet by the Jazz. Ingles responded to the rookie.
Grayson be quiet and carry my bags
— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) November 13, 2018
Jazz fan Lucas Falk tweeted about the toughness of Ingles.
Ingles is truly a Jazzman. pic.twitter.com/mh6GEbn55y
— Lucas Falk (@Lucaswfalk) November 13, 2018
The Utah Jazz Twitter page changed their profile picture to reflect the bandage.
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) November 13, 2018
Jazz President Steve Starks chimed in on Twitter.
Joe Ingles has now gone from legend status to LEGEND STATUS. pic.twitter.com/haey8vR0dp
— Steve Starks (@StevenStarks) November 13, 2018
Bleacher Report tweeted out the three-point shot that put the game out of reach.
Headband Joe Ingles is amazing 😂 pic.twitter.com/igOro8iWuK
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 13, 2018
After the game, Ingles received stitches. He told Jazz sideline reporter Kristen Kenney that he has never received stitches before he was cut in the Memphis game.
Joe Ingles got stitches above his left eye post game. He told us this is the first time in his 31 years he has ever had stitches.
— kristen kenney (@kristenkenney) November 13, 2018
The Jazz will make their second stop of their five-game road trip in Dallas on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on AT&T SportsNet.