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Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Travis Scott, The Game Sit Courtside For Mavericks-Jazz Game

Jan 28, 2023, 8:24 PM | Updated: Jan 30, 2023, 1:01 pm

SALT LAKE CITYNFL Draft prospects Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud, alongside artists Travis Scott and The Game, sat courtside for an NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz.

The Jazz hosted the Mavericks at Vivint Arena on Saturday, January 28.

During the television broadcast, Young, Stroud, Scott, and The Game were shown sitting courtside for Utah’s home game.

Young and Stroud were standout college football players during the past few seasons.

Both players are projected to be first-round selections during the 2023 NFL Draft, including the top overall pick.

Young was a star for the Alabama Crimson Tide and winner of the 2021 Heisman Trophy, an award to the nation’s top college football player. Young is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Stroud, a former member of the Ohio State Buckeyes, was a two-time finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Stroud is a native of Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Scott is a popular American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is a nine-time Grammy nominee.

In August, Scott posted a photo of the interior of Vivint Arena on his Instagram story. It’s been rumored that Scott will be involved with NBA All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City in February.

 

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Like Scott, The Game is also a rapper, songwriter, and record producer. he is also an actor. He’s been nominated for Grammy Awards twice.

Utah’s game against Dallas is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and KSL Sports Zone.

Mavericks vs. Jazz

Lauri Markkanen Building All-Star Case

Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen will retake the floor for the first time after he was left off the starting roster for the Western Conference All-Stars.

Markkanen received fewer votes than LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, and Zion Williamson who has missed 20 games over the first half of the season.

Markkanen was ranked fourth by his fellow NBA player, fifth by members of the media, and seventh in the van voting.

Now, the Jazz forward’s destiny lies in the hands of NBA coaches who are tasked with naming the All-Star reserves.

The All-Star rosters will be finalized on February 2 with reserves chosen by the NBA’s 30 head coaches.

Markkanen is averaging 24.8 points and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the floor, 43 percent from three, and 87 percent from the free-throw line.

Early Saturday the Jazz announced that Kelly Olynyk would return to the lineup after missing eight games with an ankle injury.

Luka Doncic Injured

Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic was named an All-Star starter on Thursday but left Dallas’s game against the Phoenix Suns with an ankle injury early in the first quarter.

Though x-rays were negative, the Mavericks said they would’t know the availability of Doncic until they get closer to their matchup with the Jazz.

“He looked good, looked fine,” Dallas coach Jason Kidd said. “But we’ll see how he feels as we go forward here. We’ll have probably more information once we get to Utah.”

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Doncic will not play against the Jazz due to an ankle sprain.

The Mavericks will also be without forward Christian Wood (thumb) who had 21 points and 10 rebounds in Dallas’s last meeting with the Jazz.

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