Attention, Trey Burke has an urgent announcement. Now that he got the reporters attention and called them out for saying a few 20 or so stupid things last week, cannonball!
Faster than Deseret News beat reporter Jody Genessy arcing his back like a swan and dropping a crazy Vine from a hotel, motel, Holiday Inn swimming pool with one giant belly flop, the Utah Jazz guard wasted zero breaths getting to the point of his damning tweet last week.
Burke splashed knowledge like Genessy was dropping it like it’s hot on half the water in that pool. The Jazz guard and former Michigan Wolverines legend also uncorked his reason for verbally undressing those local muckrakers who rained on Burke’s parade.
“So I’m going to defend myself if I feel like I need to say something. I use it as motivation. I do,” Burke said. “It’s something I really try not to pay attention to, but it’s always in the back of my mind. Once I (become) the player that I know I can be, then it will all work out.”
Same, as the kids like to say nowadays. So put that baby to bed with the bath water, because young Burke has already moved on from that incident.
In place of the old Burke who made a few boo boos is a more mature, harder working Burke–one getting ready for the first-ever NBA Africa Game set to take place in the South African capital city of Johannesburg this weekend.
Burke will obviously have plenty of stories to tell his future grand kids about his historic sojourn to Africa. In the meantime know he has plenty of unfinished business to attend to in Utah, including improving his numbers from last season and contributing to a team that wants to make the playoffs for the first time in years.
Other than that, Burke hasn’t ticked off any jilted exes who then retweet a picture of his D. He also hasn’t mocked any handicapped kids lately, so give dude a pass on doing what he did before and let him move on from those past transgressions.
After all, boy’s gotta eat. According to Genessy, Burke been trotting the globe, chilling–or not–in places like the Phillippines and of course, Africa, while finding time to work out in his home state of Ohio as well as California and Nevada.
To say Burke is hongry–or hungry, for all those ready to edit this article–it;’s a gross understatement. He obviously wants to get better in all facets of his game. For all involved, really, Burke’s interest in improving is a good thing–so for heaven’s sake just let the man eat.