Throwback: Donovan Mitchell’s EPIC 2018 Fourth Of July

Jul 4, 2019, 8:00 AM | Updated: 9:51 am
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz watches on before their game against the Charlotte Hornets at...
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz watches on before their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on November 30, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – How would you react if Utah Jazz mega-star Donovan Mitchell showed up at your Fourth of July party?

Last year some lucky fans actually found out.

On Independence Day 2018 Mitchell tweeted asking his followers, “Where’s the BBQ’s at Salt Lake? Might just pull up…Happy 4th.”

Thousands of people replied to the tweet letting Mitchell know he was more than welcome at their celebrations.

Pool parties, BBQ’s and get-togethers at local parks were just a few of the things that filled his timeline.

One reply said, “My mom said you can come, but she wants to know if you can bring the hot dog buns.”

The Salt Lake Bees and Real Salt Lake got in on the action by inviting Mitchell to their events.

It seemed uncommon that an NBA star would just show up to your party, maybe even impossible, but not for Mitchell. He actually stopped at some of the Fourth of July parties around the city.

Mitchell is known for being engaged in the community. From giving his shoes away at games to helping people who were in a car crash, he has made a lasting impact in Utah during his short time here.


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