Because I’m a sports writer who covers the Utah Jazz for my job, people often ask if NBA players I interact with have had big reactions to my weight loss.
For the most part, the answer is … *crickets* … *tumbleweeds* … in other words, no.
Jazz management and coaches — even Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan and his lovely wife, Tammy — and staff members and ushers and the PR crew and media members have all been effusive with kind words and compliments, but the players have mostly been silent. That’s fine. They’ve got basketball and millions of dollars to focus on, not my shrinking body.
There have been a few fun moments.