According to ESPN, playing against the Jazz in the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs isn’t the Golden State Warriors only concern about being in Utah. Some of the Warriors players had a lot to say about their upcoming trip to Salt Lake City for games 3 and 4 this weekend and our alleged ‘lack of nightlife’.
“There’s no nightlife in Utah. Obviously, as players, you want to be able to have a little bit of a nightlife, but the main focus is winning games…But as far as nightlife, there’s no comparison to nightlife in Utah and L.A.” said Matt Barnes, a Golden State Warriors player.
“The problem with Utah is that you’re just sitting there and your mind is, like, dead, because in L.A., you still got energy for the game,” Andre Iguodala said. “Because you’re in L.A., you’re like, ‘Man, this is just the vibe in L.A.’ but in Utah, it can kind of lull you to sleep. And then you’ve slept too long or I’m bored out of my mind and now you got to try to pump yourself up for the game. You know you’re in the playoffs and you’re supposed to be pumped anyway, but the vibe is just like, ‘Man, let’s just get out of here.'” Kevin Durant when on to say, “I’m sure it’s probably clubs, but I’ve never been to one in Utah. It’s a few restaurants close to the hotel, but you’re not scattered out. L.A. is just bigger.”
Barnes also mentioned that all Utah has is a Benihana and Olive Garden for restaurants. Boy bye. I will admit L.A., New York, and Miami are all known for their nightlife but ya’ll are sleeping on Utah. Even LZ Granderson from ESPN thinks so. Check out the clip below.
I guess they’re not too worried about focusing on the NBA playoffs, so let me help you! Here’s 5 nightlife spots in downtown SLC to help you get you ‘energized’ and ‘pumped’ for games 3 and 4. Knock yourselves out!
1. The Moose Lounge-Hip Hop Club Cinco de Mayo May 6 celebration w/ R&B singer Frankie J
2. Bourbon House-Bar/Lounge Cinco de Mayo celebration w/ Utah Jazz’s DJ Juggy
3. Club Elevate-Hip Hop/Top 40 Club
Even Chance The Rapper came a day early to stop by the Utah club scene.
Cinco de Mayo celebration May 6 w/ Trinidad James
4. Gracies-Bar/Lounge Cinco de Mayo celebration w/ the Latin Jazz Factory All Stars
5. SKY-EDM Club Cinco de Mayo celebration
Well Golden State Warriors, if you do decide to take our ‘nightlife’ tips, we hope you dance the night away and are suuuper ‘energized’ to play our UTAH Jazz. Believe it or not, Utah knows how to party. Welcome to Utah!!!