Will Hardy almost got friend banned from Utah Jazz games

Will Hardy of the Utah Jazz.
Will Hardy of the Utah Jazz. /
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Will Hardy of the Utah Jazz.
Will Hardy of the Utah Jazz. /

The build up to Will Hardy almost getting his friend banned from Jazz games

Obviously, everything worked out for the best. Hardy and his friend were simply jawing at one another in a friendly manner, but it nearly ended in disaster.

That game against the Golden State Warriors will be remembered for a long time by Utah Jazz fans.

Down by two points with 25 seconds remaining, Jordan Clarkson gets ejected, and the Warriors go up by three points and gain possession.

Kelly Olynyk steals the ball after the inbounds play, but the Jazz fail to score as Simone Fontecchio’s three is blocked, and the Warriors get the ball back.

With 13 seconds remaining, the Jazz are down by four but have the ball. Nickeil Alexander-Walker gets an easy drive to the rim but passes up the open layup and kicks it out to Malik Beasley.


Golden State inbounds the ball again, but this time, Alexander-Walker gets a steal. They drive down the other end, and Fontecchio slams it home to put the Jazz up by one.

The Warriors attempt to throw a full-court pass, but the Jazz block it, sealing a wild victory.

For Utah fans, that’s why that night is memorable. But for Hardy, there was some added context.

“So yeah, I almost got a friend of mine banned from the arena forever and arrested,” Hardy said while laughing. “So I’ll remember that one forever, for sure.”

But, hey, at least we know that the security at Vivint Arena is top-notch.

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