Joe Ingles and Derrick Favors were undoubtedly two fan favorites during their years together with the Utah Jazz, and their pick-and-roll combination was incredibly effective on the court.
Those two things collided Monday night during a Twitter exchange that ended up leaving a bunch of Jazz fans emotionally longing for the past.
It all started Monday morning when the Oklahoma City Thunder, Favors’ current team, posted a video of Favors breaking down a pick and roll involving him and Australian rookie teammate Josh Giddey, which gave the Thunder their first win of last season.
“I always felt I had a great connection with Australian players,” Favors said with a laugh. “You know what I’m saying?
“I know I’m a lot older now than Josh, but we have a good look, chemistry goin’, too, so I think I just play good with Australian players.”
When the interviewer said Australia might recruit Favors to play for the national team, Favors replied with a laugh, “That’s fine. That’s fine.”
About 11 hours after the tweet was posted, Ingles — who of course is Australian — obviously saw it, as he quote tweeted it and wrote, “I would agree @dfavors14!!” and added laugh crying and handshake emojis.
That prompted a Jazz fan to tweet a video of Ingles and Favors connecting on a pick and roll for an alley oop during a playoff game against the Houston Rockets, and she captioned it, “@joeingles7 and @dfavors14 PNR action was good basketball”
Ingles quote tweeted that, writing, “Elite. @dfavors14,” and he added a fist bump emoji.
Minutes later, Favors replied with a quote tweet that said, “Legendary,” with a fist bump added.
The whole exchange left a bunch of Jazz fans emotional. Here are a few of the replies.