For the past few years, it was fun watching the D-Will vs. CP3 comparisons and watching the Jazz slug it out with Melo and the Nuggets in the playoffs. But watching the Jazz beat those teams doesn't bring nearly as much emotion and satisfaction to Jazz fans as watching the team stick it to Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
Now the Lakers are dealing with some issues right now with a new coach, new roster and off-the-court problems with their superstar. But they will be strong, just like they have been for the past decade.
This year Utah has a plethora of fresh young talent to go along with a few seasoned veterans, all of whom I'm sure have circled the December 27th showdown on the calendar.
Not only will it be the first game of the season, but a chance to beat the team Jazz fans despise the most. These are 5 reasons why the Jazz will win: