VIDEO: Pissed off Donovan Mitchell kicks chair after Reggie Jackson’s back-to-back 3-pointers
Mitchell kicker in chair out of frustration as they gave up back-to-back three-pointers to Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson. It came during a critical juncture in the fourth period, giving the Clippers a two-point lead, 101-99 with less than seven minutes remaining.
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His teammates tried to pacify him, but Mitchell was just too pissed off to care. New Jazz owner Dwyane Wade has been giving Mitchell valuable pieces of advice throughout the NBA Playoffs, but is this included? Probably not.
The 24-year-old Mitchell, who was masterful in Game 1 with 45 points, has always been a competitive guy, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he let out his anger. It was unfortunate for the chair though.
The Jazz are trying to take a 2-0 lead against the Clippers, who were just a three-pointer away from forcing overtime in a hotly contested Game 1.
Donovan Mitchell needs to be in top form, physically and mentally, to help carry the Jazz to the Western Conference Finals. Kicking a chair may not be the most optimal way to do it, but if gets him and his teammates fired up, then by all means.