Donovan Mitchell’s new shoes aren’t the only items of apparel that are getting around this summer.
Spida’s jersey — not to mention a Jazz hat — has also been spotted in some interesting places by some unexpected people.
The celebrity trend began a couple of weeks ago when Los Angeles Rams star running back Todd Gurley wore Mitchell’s No. 45 jersey during an interview. Gurley said he even bought the jersey off Nike’s site and said he and Mitchell had become “recent friends.”
“Good dude, man. Good dude,” Gurley said in his press conference. “I like his game. I just thought I’d support him and wear the jersey.”
Gurley said he’ll get another one for Mitchell to sign.
On Wednesday, New England Patriots defensive lineman Michael Bennett sported a green and gold version of the Jazz jersey in one of his interviews.
Michael Bennett, rocking a Donovan Mitchell Jazz jersey, said he feels at home now in New England:— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) September 4, 2019
“It’s euphoric to walk into this building every single day.” pic.twitter.com/6j9J2AjtKF
As if that weren’t enough love, rapper Talib Kweli was also seen wearing a Utah Jazz City Edition hat on his “People’s Party” podcast last month, as reported by Deseret News Jazz beat writer Eric Woodyard.
Rapper Talib Kweli also sported the Utah Jazz City Edition hat on his People’s Party podcast last month. pic.twitter.com/CCFdj1rQgs— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) September 4, 2019
Mitchell’s jerseys might be seen even more worldwide if he continues to have performances like he did for Team USA against Japan on Thursday. He ended up with 10 points and six assists and had a stunning plus-51 plus-minus rating in the Americans’ 98-45 win.
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• Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles’ World Cup teams are a perfect 9-0.
The Utah Jazz were represented well in FIBA first round. USA, Australia, France combine to go 9-0 and each finish first in respective groups.— SLC Dunk (@slcdunk) September 5, 2019
Donovan Mitchell: 12/3/4 on 45/39 % shooting
Joe Ingles: 11/7/9 on 46/43/86 shooting.
Rudy Gobert: 13/10/3 blk on 72% shooting
And finally ...
The Stifle Tower is not taking it easy on his World Cup opponents.