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Jazz star Donovan Mitchell wants to hear uncensored NBA broadcasts

Donovan Mitchell, Jazz, Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley

The NBA is considering delaying broadcasts slightly in order to censor trash talking or bad words, and Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell isn’t a fan.

Mitchell wants to hear all the foul language:

Since there will be no fans at the “bubble” games down in Orlando, Florida, we will be able to clearly hear players talking on the court and the sound of shoes skidding on the hardwood.

Maybe the NBA can consider doing what “The Last Dance” Michael Jordan docuseries did. The epic Jordan doc aired on ESPN and ESPN2, with the latter bleeping out curse words.

Mitchell and the Jazz will open up the “bubble” games on July 30 against Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans. Utah’s other seven seeding games see them take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs (twice), Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks.

Before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, Mitchell was averaging 24.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists. The high-flyer was also shooting 45.3 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.9 percent from the free-throw line. Mitchell also tested positive after Gobert.

The Jazz have already clinched a spot in the 2020 playoffs. Utah has lost to the Houston Rockets in the previous two postseasons.

Once the playoffs start, the Jazz will ultimately go as far as Donovan Mitchell can take them. The 23-year-old is expected to sign a lucrative rookie-scale extension in the offseason.