Donovan Mitchell, Darrell Griffith Surprise Louisville Fans, Judge Dunk Contest
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and former Jazzman Darrell Griffith surprised fans when they returned to Louisville to judge a dunk contest.
Louisville is the Alma Mater of both Mitchell and Griffith.
Mitchell had an impressive entrance at Louisville Live, a preseason basketball event for Louisville basketball on Friday, September 27.
The Jazzman was introduced to a crowd of Louisville basketball fans with the Spider-Man Theme song. People in the crowd were wearing #45 Utah Jazz jerseys.
🕷️ x #LouisvilleLive19
— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) September 28, 2019
Mitchell was a judge for the Cardinals’ preseason dunk competition on Friday evening.
Former Jazzman and fellow Louisville alum, Darrell Griffith was also a judge for the event.
Griffith attended Louisville from 1976-80. Mitchell played for the Cardinals from 2015-17.
Dunk contest judges: Jack Harlow, Darrell Griffith and Donovan Mitchell pic.twitter.com/v0fT0wqGBY
— Danielle Lerner (@danielle_lerner) September 28, 2019
Mitchell and Griffin both have experience of dunk contests and what makes a good slam dunk.
Griffin participated in the 1984 and 1985 dunk contests as a member of the Jazz.
Mitchell won the 2018 NBA All-Star Dunk Contest in his rookie NBA season.
Really appreciate having Cardinal greats @spidadmitchell and Darrell Griffith participate in tonight’s #LouisvilleLive event, as well as @lukeskywalka11 Awesome tradition here, fun show tonight #GoCards pic.twitter.com/7M0Rg90c93
— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) September 28, 2019
Utah Jazz Media Day is on Monday, September 30. You can follow all of the coverage from Media Day on Twitter at @kslsports.
The Jazz begin preseason play on Saturday, October 5 when they host the Adelaide 36ers at 7 p.m. (MDT).
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