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Jazz president teases #Nightlife shirt to troll Warriors (pic)

It was well-established heading into the second round of the NBA playoffs that the Golden State Warriors would have preferred to face the Los Angeles Clippers as opposed to the Utah Jazz.

But it didn’t have anything to do with a competitive perspective or anything like that. Instead, the Warriors bemoaned the fact that Salt Lake City lacks the entertaining nightlife afforded by L.A.

The potshot at SLC’s boring club scene and whatnot of course wasn’t fondly greeted by the city’s citizens. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski tweeted the “1st drink’s on me” as an invite to skeptical Warriors players.

Scott Beck, president of Visit Salt Lake, even trolled the Warriors in a letter suggesting that “all of our bartenders and servers are on notice to keep you up late!”

And now, Jazz president Steve Starks has taken to Twitter to tease the notion the team will have a shirt bearing a #Nightlife hashtag available for fans at Saturday night’s Game 3 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Here’s Starks’ post from Tuesday evening.

Ball Don’t Lie notes that $1 from every shirt purchased Saturday night will go to the Jazz’s “5 for the Fight” charity.

Whether Salt Lake City boasts the nightlife options available in Los Angeles is immaterial at this point — no offense intended but it of course doesn’t — the Jazz are certainly going to take advantage of milking the slight at every opportunity.

The Jazz are down 0-1 to the Warriors following Tuesday’s 106-94 loss at Oracle Arena. Game 2 of the series is Thursday night in Oakland with Game 3 in Salt Lake City on Saturday, regardless of the presence — or lack thereof — of nightlife.

[SB Nation]