Donovan Mitchell talked about his legacy, after signing his max-contract with the Utah Jazz. The two-time All-Star opened up on his willingness to impact people on and off the floor.
(via Deseret News):
“Basketball goes away in about 10 to 15 years if you have a long career, but the end of the day I’m still a Black man,” he said.
“There’s certain things and there’s injustice in this world … and I’m trying to be the catalyst and one of the people who start things to show people and educate people so we can improve as a country, and if I can go down and tell my kids that that’s what I did in this world I would be very happy.”
“That’s the legacy I want to leave,” Mitchell said. “Championships are great, games are great, but at the end of the day I’m a Black man first. That’s the legacy. I want to be able to tell my kids, ‘Look, your dad was a part of this.’”
The NBA took a stand against racial and social injustice throughout the 2019/2020 campaign. Mitchell took a center stage at the conversation around what could be done to create change.
He also inked a five-year max extension worth up to $195.6 million with the Jazz officially becoming the franchise’s cornerstone, after an incredible season with franchise.
Last season, The explosive superstar guard averaged 24.0 points, 4.3 assists and 4.4 rebounds per contest in 69 regular season games.