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Woj Bomb: PGA Tour Golfer Tony Finau Flips Allegiance From Lakers To Jazz, Ryan Smith

Dec 23, 2020, 7:31 PM | Updated: 7:36 pm
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Tony Finau lines up a putt on the 16th green while wearing a jersey of former NBA player Kobe Bryant during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on January 30, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bryant and his 13-year old daughter were among nine passengers killed in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that PGA Tour golfer Tony Finau is no longer a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers after changing his allegiance to the Utah Jazz and new team owner Ryan Smith.

Prior to the switch, Finau, a native of Salt Lake City, had been a proud fan of the purple and gold.

Wojnarowski discussed the move in a video posted on social media by Finau before Utah’s 2020-21 season-opener.

The Blazers hosted the Jazz on Wednesday, December 23.

Last season, Finau’s former team won the NBA title.

Wearing a #45 Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz Icon Edition jersey on Wednesday night, Finau replied to Wojnarowsi’s message with talks of a championship in Utah.

Thanks @wojespn!! Too good! The @Lakers organization has been great to me and I want to thank them for all the amazing moments over the years. But itโ€™s time to come home! I am excited to be part of an exciting new era in @utahjazz history,” Finau tweeted. “I know that my brother @RyanQualtrics will do everything he can to bring an NBA Championship to our great state! Letโ€™s get it, Utah!! Go Jazz!

Smith shared Wojnarowski’s message about Finau’s new fandom and said, “Too good… let’s go.”

Utah’s game against Portland will be Smith’s first regular season game as the franchise’s owner. He officially became the team’s majority owner earlier on December 18.

The Jazz vs. Blazers game is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and 97.5 FM.

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