The Jazz had what feels like a horribly depressing flying expertise on Tuesday. Fortunately, they’re okay. By way of the Salt Lake Tribune:
Because the Utah Jazz have been taking off Tuesday afternoon to fly to Memphis for Wednesday night time’s sport, Jordan Clarkson was “being a nasty child” and getting as much as seize one thing out of his bag.
Simply as he was nearly again to his seat, that’s when everybody heard — and felt — the growth.
Their chartered aircraft had struck a flock of birds, shredding the jet’s left engine and spawning a way of helpless dread as many on board puzzled in the event that they have been about to die.
“For 10, quarter-hour, I feel all of us on that flight have been questioning if we have been going to be right here as we speak,” Mike Conley mentioned in Wednesday’s postgame media session. “That’s how critical it was for us. I can’t communicate for everyone, however I do know that some guys have been attempting to textual content household, simply in case. It was that sort of scenario.”
Ugh. Right here’s hoping they by no means need to undergo one thing like that once more.